in Cultural Studies
These courses move across boundaries of specific languages, cultures
and political structures to introduce students to the broad linguistic,
geographic and historical areas of study in the department.
The introductory course, CMAL 101, uses the short poem
as a vehicle for intensive study and discussion without extensive
reading; CMAL 102 uses the broad categories of imperial,
colonial and post-colonial to define and contextualize areas of
historical and literary experience for students who have begun
to familiarize themselves with the concepts of linguistic and
The department plans to add more courses in Cultural Studies
on a variety of topics at both the 200 and 300 levels. In addition,
we are planning an MA Program titled Ancient, Medieval
and Contemporary Cultural Studies. The program will be geared
towards graduate Education students seeking a serious liberal
arts discipline as well as students who are considering doctoral
work in one or more of the cultural areas, languages or literatures
taught in the department, as well as Comparative Literature, History,
Philosophy, Anthropology, Journalism or other disciplines.
CMAL 101. Cultural Studies: The Short
3 hr.; 3 cr.
A team-taught course introducing varied topics in lyric or short
poetry of the ancient, medieval, and modern traditions of the
Classical World (Greek and Latin), the Middle East (Hebrew and
Arabic), and Asia (Chinese, Korean and Japanese). No foreign language
CMAL 102. Cultural Studies: Experiences
of Imperial, Colonial & Post-Colonial Life
Prereq.: English 110
A team taught variable topics course examining aspects of continuity
and change within literary, aesthetic and cultural experiences
under different forms of rule in the ancient, medieval and modern
traditions of the Classical World (Greek and Latin), the Middle
East (Hebrew and Arabic), and Asia (Chinese, Korean and Japanese).
No foreign language knowledge required.