The Critical Concentration in Literary Studies offers students the chance to focus on analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating literary texts in a cross-cultural framework. The courses listed below represent the kind of courses students can choose from for this concentration.

ABT 3130 Arabic Literary Heritage (3 credits)

CHI 4930 Special Topics in Chinese (3 credits)

CHT 3110 Chinese Literary Heritage (3 credits)

CHT 3123 Pre-modern Chinese Fiction (3 credits)

CHT 3124 Modern Chinese Fiction (3 credits)

CHT 4111 Dream of the Red Chamber (3 credits)

CHT 4122 Religious Dimensions of Late Imperial Chinese Literature (3 credits)

CHT 4603 Journey to the West (3 credits)

FRT 3004 Monuments & Masterpieces of France (3 credits)

FRT 3561 Women in French Lit/Cinema (3-4 credits)

GET 3200 Literature of Knighthood (3 credits)

GET 3501 History, Literature, Arts of Berlin (3 credits)

GET 3580 War in Lit/Visual Media (3 credits)

GET 3581 Lit and Arts of the Holocaust (3 credits)

GET 4930 Variable Topics in German (3 credits)

HAT 3503 Haitian Culture & Lit. in Translation (3 credits)

HBR 4930 Special Topics in Hebrew (3 credits)

HBT 3223 Identity/Dissent in Hebrew Short Story (3 credits)

HBT 3233 Israeli History & Cont. Novel (3 credits)

HBT 3562 Jews & Arabs in Mod. Hebrew Fiction (3 credits)

HBT 3563 Women in Mod. Hebrew Fiction (3 credits)

HBT 3564 Motherhood Mod. Hebrew Lit. (3 credits)

ITT 3431 Italy & Pilgrimages (3 credits)

ITT 3540 Crime Fiction & Film in Italy (3 credits)

ITT 3700 Italian Perspectives Holocaust (3 credits)

ITT 3930 Special Topics Italian (3 credits)

JPT 3100 Tales of Kyoto (3 credits)

JPT 3120 Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation (3 credits)

JPT 3121 Contemporary Japanese Lit.: Postwar to Postmodern (3 credits)

JPT 3140 Modern Women Writers (3 credits)

JPT 3150 Classical Japanese Poetry (3 credits)

JPT 3300 Samurai War Tales (3 credits)

JPT 4130 Tale of Genji (3 credits)

JPT 4502 Japanese Folklore (3 credits)

PLT 3930 Special Topics in Polish (3 credits)

RUT 3101 Russian Masterpieces (3 credits)

RUT 3441 Tolstoy & Dostoevsky (3 credits)

RUT 3442 Themes from Russian Lit. (3 credits)

RUT 3452 20th c. Russian Literature (3 credits)

RUT 3503 Violence & Terror in Russian (3 credits)

RUT 3514 Russian Fairy Tales (3 credits)

RUT 3530 Russia’s Struggle with Nature (3 credits)

RUT 3600 20th c. Slavic Eyes (3 credits)

RUT 3930 Variable Topics Russian (3 credits)

RUT 4440 Pushkin & Gogol (3 credits)

RUT 4450 Russian Modernism (3 credits)

SST 4502 African Oral Literatures (3 credits)

SSW 3303 Swahili Oral Literatures (3 credits)

SSW 4713 African Women Writers (3 credits)

VTN4930 Special Topics in Vietnamese

YOR 4502 Yoruba Oral Literatures (3 credits)