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Graduate Courses

Overview of Graduate Courses in Comparative Literature

Information regarding current and past offerings (incluidng topics and course descriptions), enrollment requirements, and repeatability may be found in the LSA Graduate Course Catalog.  


COMPLIT 580. Translation Workshop (3 credits)
This course generates translated literary work in workshop format. Each week students will bring in their own translations, including a short preface in conversation with an assigned reading. All students are expected to comment on each other's work, and to revise one of their own translations for their final portfolio.

COMPLIT 600. Topics in Theory (3 credits)
Introduction to Comparative Literature is offered in the first semester of the first year. This course introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches to Comparative Literature, and may also include visits from faculty members in the department. 

COMPLIT 601. Preparation for the Preliminary Examination in Comparative Literature I (2 credits)
The first part of a proseminar for second-year doctoral students in Comparative Literature designed to provide students guidance in identifying academic and professional goals for the Third Term Review, and in preparing for the Preliminary Examination. The proseminar also supports students as they begin teaching, and broaden their professional networks.

COMPLIT 602. Preparation for the Preliminary Examination in Comparative Literature II (2 credits)
The second part of a proseminar for second-year doctoral students in Comparative literature, this course is designed to support students as they continue preparing for the Preliminary Examination, including training in the responsible conduct of research and scholarship and developing complementary professional skills for diverse career trajectories.

COMPLIT 630. Special Topics (credits vary by offering)
This course provides the opportunity for offerings on special topics by Comparative Literature and affiliated faculty in a variety of course formats. Topics vary by section and term.

COMPLIT 680. Capstone in Critical Translation Studies (credits vary)
Independent study for completing the capstone project in Critical Translation Studies.

COMPLIT 698. Directed Reading in Comparative Literature  (credits vary)
Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

COMPLIT 720. Seminar: Studies in Form and Genre (3 credits)

COMPLIT 730. Seminar in Literary Movements and Periods (3 credits)

COMPLIT 740. Seminar in Major Authors (3 credits)

COMPLIT 750. Seminar: Topics in Comparative Literature (3 credits)

COMPLIT 760. Seminar in Literature and the Other Arts (3 credits)

COMPLIT 770. Seminar: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature (3 credits)

COMPLIT 780. Seminar in Translation (3 credits)

COMPLIT 790. Seminar in Literary Theory (3 credits)

COMPLIT 990. Dissertation/Precandidate  (8 credits)
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. 

COMPLIT 995. Dissertation/Candidate (8 credits)
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student as a doctoral Candidate.