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Courses

Courses Acceptable for the Major

The lists below may not be exhaustive. Other courses could be acceptable by petition to the Director.

I. NATIONAL AND ETHNIC LITERATURES

See listings in the following departments and programs: Classics; Drama; English; German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures; Romance Languages; World Literature. These listings include: African, African-American, Caribbean, Chinese, Greek and Latin, English and American, French, German, Hebrew and Judaic, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Scandinavian, Spanish, and other literatures.

II. VISUAL ARTS AND FILM

A. VISUAL ARTS COURSES, EXCLUSIVE OF FILM

See listings in the Department of Art and Art History (including courses cross-listed with language & literature departments) and the visually oriented courses of the Department of Drama and Dance.

B. FILM COURSES

AMER 65 American Film Studies
ANTH 135 Visual Anthropology
CD 167 Children and the Mass Media
CHNS 80 Chinese Film: 1930s-1980s
CHNS 81 Cinema of Greater China: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the PRC
DR 33The American Musical
DR 43 Gay and Lesbian Theatre and Film
DR 46 International Women Film Directors
DR 48 African-American Theater and Film
DR 49 Asian-American Theatre and Film
DR 50 Introduction to Film Studies (C-List ILVS 50)
DR 60/160 Shakespeare on Film
DR 62 Hollywood Comedy
DR 64 Women and Film
DR 175 History of U.S. Film to 1933
ENG 80 Hitchcock: Cinema, Gender, and Ideology
ENG 81 Postmodernism and Film
ENG 82 Film and Society
ENG 86 Jane Austen: Novels and Film
ENG 87 Invisible Spectacle: Cinema, Discipline, Desire
ENG 88 Film Noir and the American Tradition
ENG 185 Art of the Film
ENG 186 How Films Think
ENG 191D Black World Literature and Film
FAH 62/162 Art on Film, Film on Art
FAH 78 African Film and Photography
FAH 84/184 Latin American Cinema
FAH 92 Film Noir
FR 75 Classics of French Cinema
GER 85/185 German Film
ILVS 50 Introduction to Film Studies (C-List DR 50)
ILVS 100 Classics of World Cinema (C-List WL 101)
ITAL 75 Italian Film
JPN 80 Japanese Film
JPN 81 The World of Japanese Animation: Culture, Cult, and Commerce
JPN 112 Major Japanese Film Directors
JS 91 Israeli Film
JS 142 Jewish Experience on Film
MUS 31/35 Music on Film / Film on Music
PHIL 54 Philosophy and Film
REL 142 Jewish Experience on Film (C-List JS 142)
RUS 80 Russian Film: Art, Politics, and Society
SOC 40 Introduction to Mass Media and Popular Culture
SOC 185 Seminar in Mass Media Studies

III. CROSS-CULTURAL AND/OR GENDER-ORIENTED LITERARY OR VISUAL STUDIES

For present purposes, a cross-cultural course is defined as one that explores literary or artistic expression across national or ethnic boundaries, or that of two or more cultures living in proximity, or that of a diaspora culture living in several nations, or that of a racial or ethnic minority living in a particular nation. A gender-oriented course is one that comprises its content by gender, or makes gender experience or gender relations a principal (though not necessarily exclusive) focus of its subject matter.

A. Cross-Cultural or Gender-Oriented LITERATURE Courses

(* = knowledge of foreign language required)

ARB 62 Modern Arabic Literature
CHNS 112 Women, Gender, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
CIV 22 East/West Perspectives on Fascism: Japan and Germany (C-List GER 84, JPN 84)
CLS 45 Western Political Thought I (C-List PS 41/ PHIL 41)
CLS 47/147 Greece, Rome and China
CLS 55/155 Greek and Roman Tragedy (C-List DR 53)
CLS 56/156 Greek and Roman Comedy (C-List DR 54)
CLS 65/165 Journey of the Hero
CLS 75 Classical Mythology
CLS 135 Social Life in Greece and Rome
CLS 136,137 Classical Biography
CLS 140 Classical Epic
CLS 141 Classical Historians
CLS 143 Greeks and Barbarians
CLS 151 Ancient Philosophy (C-List PHIL 151)
DR 1 Comedy and Tragedy: An Introduction to Drama
DR 4 Twentieth-Century Drama
DR 43/143 Gay and Lesbian Theatre and Film
DR 137 Theater and Society I
DR 138 Theater and Society II
ENG 20 African-American Literature
ENG 31 Underworlds
ENG 32 Epic Strain
ENG 34 The Nature of Gothic
ENG 36 Black World Literature
ENG 37 Twentieth Century African American Literature
ENG 39 Death and Literature in the 20th Century
ENG 45 Non-Western Women Writers
ENG 46 Girls Books
ENG 49 English Bible
ENG 69 Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Literature
ENG 70 Contemporary Anglophone Literature
ENG 104 The Literature of the Middle Ages
ENG 105 Middle English Literature
ENG 108 Virgil and Dante
ENG 109 Ovid and the Ovidian Tradition
ENG 110 The Renaissance in England
ENG 113 Renaissance Drama
ENG 119 The 18th Century English Novel
ENG 123 Frankenstein's Sisters: Austen and Shelley
ENG 127: 19th Century British Novel
ENG 128 19th Century English and European Fiction
ENG 135 Virginia Woolf
ENG 138 Different Voices: Multicultural U.S. Literature Before 1860
ENG 146 African-American Women Writers
ENG 147 The African-American Novel
ENG 148 The American Slave Narrative
ENG 154 American Indian Writers
ENG 155 American Women Writers
ENG 156 The Modern European Novel
ENG 159 Contemporary Jewish Fiction
ENG 162 Philip Roth & Company
ENG 163 Speak, Memory: Contemporary Memoir
ENG 165 Perspectives on American Poetry
ENG 169 20th Century Literature of the Indian Subcontinent
ENG 170 Modern European Novel
ENG 171 Women and Fiction
FR 175 Multicultural Novel After 1980*
FAH 80 Feminist Analysis: Women's Voices, Women's Bodies (C-List GER/WL 50)
FAH 129 Women in Medieval Art and Literature (C-List GER/REL 129)
GER 55 Feminist Analysis: Women's voices, Women's bodies (C-List FAH 80 and WL 50
GER 70/170 Grimms' Fairy Tales
GER 84 East West Perspective on Fascism: Japan and Germany (C-List JPN 84 and WL 22)
GER 86/186 German Women Writers
GER 89 German Expressionism in its European Context
GER 129 Gender in Medieval Art and Literature (C-List FAH/REL 129)
GER 151 Eighteenth-Century German Women Writers: Enlightenment and Revolt
JPN 84 East West Perspective on Fascism: Japan and Germany (C-List as GER 84 and WL 22)
JPN 114 Gender in Japanese Culture
JPN 170 The "Orient" in the Mind of the West
JS 65 Introduction to Yiddish Culture
JS 73 Aspects of Sephardic Tradition
JS 78 Jewish Women
JS 84 Sources of Jewish Tradition (C-List REL 84)
JS Roots of the Jewish Imagination (C-List REL 126)
JS The Book of Genesis and Its Interpreters (C-List REL 132)
LAS Latin American Civilization* (C-List SPN 50)
LAT 30/130 Medieval Latin*
LAT 291 Latin Letters*
PHIL 55 The Making of the Modern Mind
PS 141 Shakespeare's Rome
REL 21 Introduction to Hebrew Bible
REL 22 Introduction to New Testament
REL 29/129 Gender & Medieval Art & Literature (C-List FAH 29/GER 29)
REL 48 Qur'an and Islamic Tradition
REL 58 Ethics Through Literature
REL 65 Introduction to Yiddish Culture (C-List JS 65)
REL 73 Aspects of the Sephardic Tradition (C-List JS 73)
REL 78 Jewish Women (C-list JS78)
RUS 70 Women in Russian Literature
RUS 73 The Bible in Russian Literature
SPN130 Civilization of Muslim Spain*
SPN 50/150 Latin American Civilization* (C-List AMER 50)
SPN 73 Contemporary Latin American Fiction in English
SPN 34 Survey of Latin American Literature*
SPN 35 Survey of Latin American Literature from Modernism to the Present*
SPN 101 Latin American Theater*
SPN 102 Latin American Short Story*
SPN 103 Contemporary Latin American Novel*
SPN 104 Poetry in Spanish America*
SPN 105 The Dictator in the Latin American Novel*
SPN 106 Literature and Revolution: Mexico and Cuba*
SPN 107 Testimonial Literature of Latin America*
SPN 108 Latin American Women Writers*
SPN 111 Latino American Literature
SPN 112 Hispanic American Literature II
SPN 156 Afro-Hispanic Literature*
SPN 190 20th Century Latin American Theater*
WL 17 Reading the World: Love and Sexuality in World Literature (C-List JPN 91, RUS 91)
WL 50 Feminist Analysis: Women's Voices, Women's Bodies (C-List as Art History 80 and GER 50)
WL 71 Scandinavian Literature
WL 120 Central European Writers
WL 122 South African Writers
WL 150 Literature of Chaos
WL 166 Illustrated Literature

B. Cross-Cultural and/or Gender-Oriented VISUAL ARTS COURSES

AMER 101 Native American Art: Beauty and Meaning
AMER 103 Native Americans and Museums: The Politics of Representation
AMER 184 Viewing African American Dance: Perspectives from Art and Science (C-List DANC 184, ENV 13)
ARCH 26 Ancient Egypt (C-List HIST 76, CLS 26)
ARCH 27 Introduction to Classic Archeology (C-List FAH 19 and CLS 27)
ARCH 29 Archeology of Palestine (C-List FAH 18, CLS 29, and JS 77)
ARCH 128 Mesoamerican Archeology (C-List ANTH 128)
ARCH 163 Aegean Archeology (C-List FAH 112 and CLS 163)
ARCH 164 Greek Art and Archeology (C-List FAH 104, CLS 164)
ARCH 167 Tyrrhenian Archeology (C-List FAH 115 and CLS 167)
ARCH 168 Roman Art and Archeology (C-List FAH 116 and CLS 168)
ANTH 135 Visual Anthropology
ANTH 162 Art and Aesthetics
ANTH 184 Festival and Politics in Latin America
ANTH 186 Theaters of Community and the Social Production of Place
CLS 27 Introduction to Classical Archeology (C-List ARCH 27 and FAH 19)
CLS 29 Archeology of Palestine (C-List ARCH 29 and FAH 18 and JS 77)
CLS 163 Aegean Archeology (C-List ARCH 163 and FAH 112)
CLS 167 Tyrrhenian Archaeology (C-List ARCH 167 and FAH 115)
CLS 168 Roman Archaeology (C-List FAH 116)
FAH 1 Art, Ritual, and Culture
FAH 2 Art, Politics, and Culture
FAH 4 Introduction to the Arts of Africa
FAH 5 Introduction to the Arts of Asia
FAH 6 The Royal Arts of Africa
FAH 7 Introduction to Latin American Art
FAH 8 Introduction to Architecture
FAH 10/110 Japanese Art and The West
FAH Buddhist Art (C-List REL 11)
FAH 18 Archeology of Palestine (C-List ARCH 29, CLS 29, and JS 77)
FAH 19 Introduction to Classic Archeology (C-List ARCH 27 and Classics27)
FAH 20 Image and Icon: Medieval Illuminated manuscripts (C-List REL 20)
FAH 21/121 Early Islamic Art: The Formation of a Culture (C-List REL 23)
FAH 22/122/ Iconoclasm and Iconophobia: Threat of the Image (C-List 24)
FAH 23/CR 25 Art and Politics of the Middle Ages
FAH 25/125 Medieval Architecture
FAH 28/128 Medieval Art in the Mediterranean (C-List REL 28)
FAH 29/129 Gender & Medieval Art & Literature (C-List GER 29, REL 29)
FAH 30/130 Fourteen Century Art (C-List REL 30/130)
FAH 31/131 Early Renaissance in Italy
FAH 35/135 Renaissance Artists Then and Now
FAH 38/138 The Renaissance Body
FAH 40 European Sculpture
FAH 41/141 The Age of Rembrandt and Bernini
FAH 42/142 Southern Baroque Art
FAH 44/144 The Renaissance Body
FAH 46/146 Rococo to Revolution: Art in 18th Century Europe
FAH 47/147 Romanticism and Realism: Art in Europe 1789-1860
FAH 48/148 Nature into Art
FAH 51/151 Nineteenth-Century Art
FAH 52/152 Picasso to Pollock
FAH 53/153 Origins of Modern Art in Europe 1860-1914
FAH 54/154 Twentieth Century Art in Europe and America
FAH 56/156 History of Photography
FAH 59/159 Movement and Time and Painting and Sculpture
FAH 63/163 The "Black" Arts of the United States
FAH 70/170 The Contemporary Arts of Africa
FAH 71/171 The Arts of the Afro-American Diaspora
FAH 72 African Art Worlds
FAH 73/173 Blackness: Digesting Differences in African American Art
FAH 75/175 African Art and the City
FAH 76 African Art in Motion
FAH 77 The Decorated Body in Africa
FAH 79 German Expressionist Art
FAH 80/GER 50/WL 50 Feminist Analysis: Women's Voices, Women's Bodies
FAH 83 Women in Latin American Art
FAH 112 Aegean Archeology (C-List ARCH 163 and CLS 63)
FAH 115 Tyrrhenian Archeology (C-List ARCH 167 and CLS 167)
FAH116 Roman Art and Archeology (C-List ARCH 168 and CLS 168)
FAH 121 Early Islamic Art (C-List REL 121)
FAH 124 Early Medieval Art (C-List REL 124)
FAH 125 Medieval Architecture (C-List REL 125)
FAH 126 Monasteries and the Arts 1000-1200
FAH/ 127 Cathedrals and the Arts, 1150-1300 (C-List REL 127)
FAH 128 Medieval Art in the Mediterranean (C-List REL 128)
FAH 129 Gender in Medieval Art and Literature (C-List GER 129 and REL129)
FAH 130 Fourteenth-Century Art (C-List REL 130)
FAH 146 Rococo to Revolution: Art in Eighteenth-Century Europe
FAH 150 History of Drawing
FAH 157 History of Modern Sculpture
FAH 160 Museum History and Theory
FAH 196 Museum Architecture
DNC 51 Dance Movement and Creative Process
DNC 70/184 Viewing African American Dance (C-List AMER 184, ENV 13)
DR 117 Evolution of Fashion
DR 119 History of Style and Decor
DR 137 Theater and Society: Prehistory to the Renaissance
DR 138 Theater and Society: The Renaissance to t the Early Modern Period
GER 55 Feminist Analysis: Women's Voices, Women's Bodies (C-List FAH 80 and WL 50)
GER 129 Gender and Medieval Art and Literature (C-List FAH 129 and REL 129)
JS 77 Archaeology of Palestine (C-List ARCH 29, FAH 18, CLS 29)
REL 4 Art, Ritual and Culture (C-List FAH 1)
REL 5 Introduction to the Arts of Asia (C-List FAH 5)
REL 11 Buddhist Art (C-List HIS 11)
REL 20 Image and Icon (C-List FAH 20)
REL 23/121 Early Islamic Art (C-List FAH 21/121)
REL 124 Iconoclasm and Iconophobia: Threat of the Image (C-List FAH 22/122)
REL 30 14th Century Art (C-List FAH 30/130)
REL 127 Cathedrals and the Arts, 1150-1300 (C-List FAH 127)
REL 129 Gender in Medieval Art and Literature (C-List FAH 129, GER 129)
REL 130 14th Century Art (C-List FAH 130)
WL 50 Feminist Analysis: women's voices, women's bodies (C-List FAH 80, GER 50)
WL 166 Illustrated Literature

C. Cross-Cultural and/or Gender Oriented FILM COURSES

ANTH 135 Visual Anthropology
FAH 62/162 Art on Film, Film on Art
FAH 92 Film Noir
CD 167 Children in the Mass Media
CHNS 81 Contemporary Cinema of the Greater China: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the PRC
DR 46 International Women Film Directors
DR 48 African-American Theatre and Film
DR 49/149 Asian American Theatre and Film
DR 50 Introduction to Film Studies (C-List ILVS 50)
DR 60/160 Shakespeare on Film
DR 64 Women and Film
DR 143 Gay and Lesbian Theatre and Film
ENG 80 Hitchcock: Cinema, Gender and Ideology
ENG 81 Postmodernism and Film
ENG 82 Film and Society
FR 75 Classics of French Cinema
ILVS 50 Introduction to Film Studies (C-List DR50)
ILVS 100 Classics of World Cinema (C-List WL 101)
JS/CR 142 Jewish Experience on Film (C-List REL 142)
REL 142 Jewish Experience on Film (C-List JS 142)
SOC 40 Media and Society
SOC 185 Seminar in Mass Media Studies
WL 101 Classics of World Cinema (C-List ILVS 101)
IV. Literary, Visual, and Cultural Theory
A. LITERARY THEORY COURSES

FAH 80 Feminist Analysis: Women's Voices, Women's Bodies (C-List GER 55, WL 50)
DR 155 Directing I
DR 261/262 Dramatic Theory and Criticism (graduate courses; consent required)
ENG 120 Writing Lives
ENG 157 Poets on Poetry
ENG 165 Perspectives on American Poetry
ENG 166 Fiction ßà Non Fiction
ENG 167 What the Novel Knows
ENG 171 Women and Fiction
ENG 173 Literary Theory
ENG 174 Sexuality, Literature, and Contemporary Criticism
ENG 175 Post-Structural Literary Theory
ENG 177 Feminism, Literature, Theory
ENG 178 African-American Criticism and Theory
ENG 179 Criticism and Society
ENG 180 Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism
ENG 181 The Politics of Reading
GER/WL 55/FAH 80 Feminist Analysis: Women's Voices, Women's Bodies
ILVS 92-05 Introduction to Literary Studies (Spring 09)
JPN 113 Japanese Visual Culture
WL 50 Feminist Analysis: Women's Voices, Women's Bodies (C-list FAH 80, GER 55)

B. FILM THEORY COURSES

DR 50 Introduction to Film Studies (C-List ILVS 50)
ENG 80 Hitchcock: Cinema, Gender, Ideology
ENG 81 Postmodernism and Film
ENG 82 Film and Society
ENG 86 Jane Austen : Novels and Film
ENG 87 Invisible Spectacle: Cinema, Discipline, Desire
ENG 88 Film Noir and the American Tradition
ENG 185 Art of the Film
ENG 186 How Films Think
ILVS 50 Introduction to Film Studies (C-List DR 50)
PHIL 54 Philosophy and Film
SOC 185 Seminar in Mass Media Studies (prerequisites Junior standing, Soc 40 and consent)

C. VISUAL THEORY COURSES

ANTH 135 Visual Anthropology
ANTH 162 Art and Aesthetics
ANTH 186 Theaters of Community and the Social Production of Place
DNC 70 Body Movement. & Power on the World Stage
FAH 20 Image and Icon: Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (C-List REL 20)
FAH 22/122 Iconoclasm and Iconophobia: Threat of the Image (C-List REL 24)
FAH 48 Nature into Art
FAH 57/157 Postmodernism
FAH 59/159 Movement in Time in Painting and Sculpture
FAH 100 Theories and Methods of Art History
FAH 101 Historiography and Methodology of Art History
FAH 160 Museum History and Theory
JPN 113 Japanese Visual Culture
PHL 52 Aesthetics
REL 24 Iconoclasm and Iconophobia: Threat of the Image

D. CULTURAL THEORY COURSES

The courses under this category are generally a) cross-cultural or international in scope; b) conceptual or theoretical in their main subjects; c) concerned with "culture," or with subjects relevant to an understanding of culture; d) more than just a survey of a period, a body of works, or a specific cultural tradition or geographical region, except where such subjects were broadly influential outside their original time and place.

ANTH 130 Anthropological Thought
ANTH 132 Myth, Ritual, and Symbol
ANTH 135 Visual Anthropology
ANTH 145 Power, Politics, and Protest
ANTH 162 Art and Aesthetics
ANTH 181 Anthropology and Feminism
CD 167 Children and Mass Media
REL 6 Philosophy of Religion (C-List PHL 16)
REL 143 Sociology of Religion (C-List SOC 143)REL 191 Religion in International Relations
DR 137 Theater and Society: Prehistory - 1700
DR 138 Theater and Society II the Early Modern Period
ENG 161 Memory for Forgetting
ENG 164 Representing the Jew
ENG 180 Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism
HIST 2 Globalization
HIST 3 World in Motion
HIST 5 History of Consumption
HIST 5 Gender and Sexuality in the West
HIST 6 World Trade, 1000-2000
HIST 7 History of Public Health
HIST 10 International Relations: The Historical Perspective
HIST 12 History of Science
HIST 14 Race, Nationalism, Modern Europe
HIST 100 Historical Marxism
HIST 102 Environment and Civilization
HIST 103 Consumption, Power, and Identity: Food and Clothing in Modern Times
HIST 104 Gender, Travel, and Imperialism
HIST 105 Gender and Sexuality in the West
HIST 106 Cosmopolitanism and Colonialism
HIST 107 Misogyny & Its Discontents
HIST 113 The Religious and Spiritual Map of Europe, 300-1500
HIST 114 Science, Magic, and Society 1100-1700
HIST 155 Women, Gender and Family, 1200-1800
HIST 156 Science, Magic, and Society 100-1700
JPN 192-01 Japan and Postmodernism
ML 182 Introd. to General Linguistics
MUS 41 Music as Culture
MUS110 African Music systems (prerequisite MUS 45)
PJS 01 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
PJS 120 Sociology of War and Peace (C-LIST SOC 120)
PJS 130 Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality (C-List SOC 130)
PJS 141 Global Justice (C-List PHIL 141)
PHIL 16 Philosophy of Religion (C-List REL 6)
PHIL 24 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 41, Western Political Thought I (C-List CLS 45 and PS 41)
PHIL 42 Western Political Thought II (C-List PS 46)
PHIL 52 Aesthetics
PHIL 55 The Making of the Modern Mind
PHIL 116 Philosophy of Science (prerequisite PHIL 33)
PHIL 121 Ethical Theory (prerequisite PHIL 1 or 24)
PHIL 123 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 124 Bioethics
PHIL 125 Racism and Social Inequality
PHIL 126 Theories of Human Nature
PHIL 128 Human Rights: History and Theory
PHIL 133 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 134 Philosophy of Social Science (prerequisite PHIL 1 and 33)
PHIL 140 Liberalism and Its Social Critics (C-List PS 140)
PHIL 141 Global Justice (C-List PJS 141)
PHIL 143 Philosophy and Public Policy
PHIL 185 From Hegel to Nietzsche
PHIL 186 Phenomenology and Existentialism
PS 41 Western Political Thought I (C-List CLS 45 and PHIL 45)
PS 42 Western Political Thought II (C-List PHIL 46)
PS 140 Liberalism and Its Philosophical Critics (C-List PHIL 140)
PS 145 Seminar: The Political Thought of Machiavelli
PS 146 Liberty, Morality and Virtue
PS 147 Seminar: The Political Philosophy of Nietzsche
PS 148 Seminar: Political Thought of Montesquieu
PSY 15 Theories of Personalities
SOC 30 Sex and Gender in Society
SOC 40 Media and Society
SOC 103 Survey of Social Theory
SOC 110 Racial and Ethnic Minorities
SOC 113 Urban Sociology
SOC 120 Sociology of War and Peace (C-List PJS 120)
SOC 121 Sociology of Law
SOC 125 Social Organization of Sexual Behavior
SOC 130 Wealth, Poverty and Inequality
SOC 135 Social Movements (C-List PJS 135)
SOC 141 Medical Sociology
SOC 143 Sociology of Religion (C-List REL 143)
WS 72 Introduction to Women Studies