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Comparative Studies in the Humanities (CSH)
Course Descriptions

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


CSH 1103  Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Representative masterworks of Western literature in translation. An examination of major texts from antiquity to the Renaissance that have shaped and expressed Western cultural traditions. Situation of literary works in the context of the development of civilization. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CSH 1113  Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Representative masterworks of Western literature in translation. An examination of major texts from the Renaissance to the present that have shaped and expressed Western cultural traditions. Situation of literary works in the context of the development of civilization. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CSH 1213  Topics in World Cultures [TCCN: HUMA 2323.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Introductory overview of a specific culture or cultural area as revealed through the diversity of its heritage. Includes topics such as Hispanic, Francophone, German, Slavic, Judaic, Latin, Oriental, or African culture. All readings are from English language or translated materials. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CSH 2113  The Foreign Film
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
An introduction to film as art and cultural expression. Emphasis on cinematic techniques, national traditions, genres, and the distinctive features of film as a humanistic medium. Films drawn from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and/or Europe. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CSH 2313  Introduction to Literary Studies
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent.
Offers the opportunity to develop an awareness of literature and the skills with which to approach and understand it. Examination of individual national traditions and the interrelationship of all literary traditions. Emphasis on the nature of genre, period, and style. (Formerly CSH 3313. Credit cannot be earned for both CSH 2313 and CSH 3313.)

CSH 3023  Studies in Comparative Literature
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent.
Comparative investigation of foreign literature. Topics may include study of a genre, period, or motif, or comparison of authors across different languages. All readings are in English translation. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CSH 3823  Advanced Topics in World Cultures
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent.
Comparative investigation of foreign cultures. Topics may include various combinations and aspects of Hispanic, Francophone, German, Slavic, Judaic, Latin or Oriental cultures. All readings are in English translation. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.