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Requirements

Lower division prerequisite - choose one course (4 units)

 

CLAS 150g The Greeks and the West

 

CLAS 151g Civilization of Rome

 

COLT 150g Origins of Western Literature and Culture

 

CORE 102 Culture and Values

 

HIST 102g Medieval Civilization

 

PHIL 115g Ancient Greek Culture and Society

 

REL 132g Religions of the West

 

Core course requirements - two courses (6 units)

 

CORE 200 Liberal Arts Reading Salons (2): Critical readings of a series of texts in the liberal arts designed to promote discussion of important themes, theoretical approaches, research directions, and interdisciplinary connections.

 

CORE 301 Modes of Inquiry (4): Modern tools of cultural and discursive analysis which seek to demystify "the natural," as it appears in the formation of cultures, their institutions, and individuals.

 

Critical Electives

Choose four upper division courses (16 units) including at least one from List A, one from List B, and not more than one from List C; no more than two may come from any one department.

 

LIST A:  Early

 

CLAS 310 Pagans and Christians

 

CLAS 320 Diversity and the Classical Western Tradition

 

CLAS 333 Cult and City in Ancient Greece

 

CLAS 470 Democracies Ancient and Modern

 

COLT 320m Epic and Society in Medieval Europe

 

EALC 340 Japanese Civilization

 

EALC 345 Korean Civilization

 

EALC 350 Chinese Civilization

 

EALC 355 Studies in Chinese Thought

 

EALC 365 Studies in Japanese Thought

 

ITAL 350 Italian Renaissance Literature in Translation

 

PHIL 345 Greek Ethics

 

REL 311 The Bible in Western Literature

 

REL 315 Thought and Life of Islam

 

REL 317 Ancient Near Eastern Myth and Literature

      

Modern

 

COLT 426 Utopias

 

COLT 445m Eurocentrism

 

EALC 332 Korean Literature in Translation

 

EALC 335 Literature of the Korean People

 

EALC 342 Japanese Literature and Culture

 

EALC 352 Chinese Literature and Culture

 

EALC 354 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation

 

FREN 380 Existentialism in French Literature

 

FREN 446 Contemporary French Thought

 

GERM 370 Literature and Culture in Vienna at the turn of the Century

 

GERM 372 Literature and Culture in Berlin of the 1920's

 

PHIL 337 History of Modern Political Philosophy

 

PHIL 355 Existentialism

 

PHIL 437 Social and Political Philosophy

 

REL 340 Western Religious Thought

 

SLL 330 Russian Thought and Civilization

 

SLL 344 Tolstoy: Writer and Moralist

 

LIST B:  Humanities and Society

 

COLT 448 Transcultural Representations

 

COLT 475 Politics and the Novel

 

ENGL 473 Literature and Society

 

ENGL 474m Literature, Nationality and Otherness

 

FREN 370m Equality and Difference around the Enlightenment

 

ITAL 340 Italian Literature from Unification to Fascism

 

REL 366 Religion and Social Change

 

REL 462 Religion and Violence

 

SLL 345 Literature and Philosophy: Dostoevsk

 

SLL 348 Nabokov's Novels: Art and Exile

     

Critical Approaches

 

CLAS 380 Approaches to Myth

 

COLT 391 Seminar in Literary Criticism

 

COLT 401 Senior Seminar on a Comparative Literary Topic

 

COLT 454 Aesthetic Philosophy and Theory

 

ENGL 472 Literature and Related Arts

 

ENGL 479 History of Literary Criticism

 

ENGL 480 Modern Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice

 

LING 466 Word and Phrase Origins

 

PHIL 347 Philosophy in Literature

 

PHIL 361 Philosophy of Religion

 

PHIL 445 Philosophy of the Arts

 

LIST C:  Social Science Approaches

 

ANTH 372 Interpretation of Myth and Narrative

 

GEOG 325 Culture and Place

 

HIST 300 Approaches to History

 

HIST 329 Madness and Society in the Modern Age

 

IR 325 Rich and Poor States in the World Political Economy

 

POSC 381 Sex, Power, and Politics

 

POSC 476 Contemporary Political Thought

 

SOCI 350 Deviant Behavior

 

SOCI 360 Social Inequality: Class, Status, and Power