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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




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