LITR 101 / INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Introduction to the main genres of fiction, poetry, and drama, with the aim of providing competence in close reading and critical essay writing, knowledge of formal characteristics and key terminology, and a basic understanding of comparative literary studies.

LITR 109 / LITERATURE AND CULTURE I
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Introduction to literary and critical study from a comparatist perspective regarding ancient literature and culture, and literary genres of myth, tragedy, epic and romance. Study of selected texts on ancient Greek myth and tragedy, Mesopotamian literature and Roman literature.

LITR 111 / INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Introduction to the major theoretical approaches for the study of literature. Survey of basic theoretical concepts for analyzing and interpreting a broad range of literary and cultural texts.

LITR 201 / TRANSLATING LITERATURES AND CULTURES
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Introduction to theories of literary translation and the historical interchange of language and culture.

LITR 203 / TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Survey of a major literary archetype, cultural phenomenon, or theoretical concern, with a focus on the Mediterranean world.

LITR 210 / LITERATURE AND CULTURE II
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite: LITR. 209 or 109 or consent of the instructor

Survey of medieval and early modern literature and culture. Study of texts from different traditions with primary focus on European literature.

LITR 211 / LITERATURE AND CULTURE III
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Thematically-based survey of literature and culture from 1800 to today. Primary focus on literary texts approached from an interdisciplinary perspective.

LITR 216 / ENGLISH LITERATURE TO 1800
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

A survey of the major writers, themes, and movements of pre-1800 English Literature. A series of critically-informed close readings of texts that place works within their social, historical, and cultural contexts.

LITR 223 / TRAVEL WRITING FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Survey of a variety of accounts by travelers from the Muslim world, of their encounters with different cultures, from the medieval era to the early 20th century. Particular focus on the genre conventions that informed them, as well as on changing perceptions over time, along with comparisons to accounts by western travelers.

LITR 303 / OTTOMAN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite: LITR. 111 or consent of the instructor

Survey of major literary forms, genres, and themes in Ottoman literature, from the 15th to the early 20th century. This course is taught in English, but the texts are in Turkish.

LITR 304 / MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

A critical examination of modern Turkish literature beginning with the foundation of the Republic. Study of prominent authors of different genres including novel, poetry and short story.

LITR 316 / MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Survey of major writers, movements, and themes in English literature from the Age of Enlightenment to the 20th century. Critically-informed close readings of texts that place works within their social, historical, and cultural contexts.

LITR 318 / AMERICAN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Survey of the major writers, themes, and movements of American Literature. Critically-informed close readings of texts that place works within their social, historical, and cultural contexts.

LITR 319 / MINORITY VOICES IN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Introduction to a variety of texts written by ethnic minorities. Study of how these texts negotiate the difficult space between a majority culture held up as a standard and particular minority experiences. Regional focus varies with offering.

LITR 322 / STUDIES IN TRANSLATION
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Provides theoretical background as well as practical experience in translation.

LITR 323 / TEXT AND VISUAL CULTURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Study of the dynamics between texts and aspects of material and visual culture.

LITR 335 / NARRATING THE MIDDLE EAST
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Critical examination of how recent fiction and non-fiction from the region and beyond explore issues of nation and narration, local identity and historical memory, and representation of self and other. Study of the discursive frames that surround works from specific countries, including Turkey.

LITR 338 / CINEMATIC REPRESENTATIONS
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

Critical examination of the role of film in representing, responding to, and intervening in the major social and cultural debates of the past century, with attention to genre conventions, changes in technology, and practices of reception. Thematic focus and film selection vary with offering.

LITR 350 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

LITR 351 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

LITR 352 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

LITR 353 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

LITR 354 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite:

LITR 355 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Class: Credit: 3Prerequisite: