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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.


Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit


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Courses in "CMLT-Comparative Literature"

CMLT - Comparative Literature

CMLT 235 Black Diaspora Literature and Culture (3) Credit only granted for: CMLT235 or ENGL235. Examination of key works by writers of the African Diaspora. Relationship among black people across multiple geographic spaces; Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Specific historical, cultural, and literary contexts; themes such as gender, sexuality, migration, slavery, freedom, and equality. Readings may include literary texts (fiction, poetry, drama), music and film. All readings in English, but drawn from multiple languages of the black diaspora, including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

CMLT 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CMLT 270 Global Literature and Social Change (3) Comparative study of literature through selected literary works from several non-Western cultures, viewed cross-culturally in light of particular social, political, and economic perspectives.

CMLT 275 World Literature by Women (3) Also offered as: WMST275. Credit only granted for: CMLT275 or WMST275. Comparative study of selected works by women writers of several countries, exploring points of intersection and divergence in women's literary representations.

CMLT 277 Literatures of the Americas (3) Comparative study of several North, South, and Central American cultures with a focus on the specificities, similarities, and divergences of their literary and cultural texts.

CMLT 280 Film Art in a Global Society (3) Comparative study of a variety of film traditions from around the world, including cinema from Hollywood, Europe, Asia and developing countries, with a stress on different cultural contexts for film-making and viewing.

CMLT 285 American Indians in Literature and Film: Perspectives North and South (3) Credit only granted for: CMLT285, CMLT298N, and LASC248N. Formerly: CMLT298N. Introduction to indigenous peoples of North America, Central America and South America. Native peoples of the Americas contextualized in their specific environments. Cultural adaptations and cultural expressions emphasized for Arctic, Chesapeake, Mayan territory, and Andes regions. Readings of scientific literature, film, and narrative. Comparison of images in photographs and films. Discussion of European-based legislation for and about indigenous peoples from sixteenth century Spain to contemporary U.S. legislation.

CMLT 298 Topics in Comparative Studies (3-6) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.

CMLT 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CMLT 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-English department.

CMLT 398 Special Topics in Comparative Studies (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Special topics in comparitive studies.

CMLT 415 The Hebrew Bible (3) A study of sources, development and literary types.

CMLT 469 The Continental Novel (3) The novel in translation from Stendhal through the existentialists, selected from literatures of France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and Spain.

CMLT 479 Major Contemporary Authors (3)

CMLT 488 Genres (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. A study of a recognized literary form, such as tragedy, film, satire, literary criticism, comedy, tragicomedy, etc.

CMLT 489 Major Writers (3) Each semester two major writers from different cultures and languages will be studied. Authors will be chosen on the basis of significant relationships of cultural and aesthetic contexts, analogies between their respective works, and the importance of each writer to his literary tradition.

CMLT 498 Selected Topics in Comparative Studies (3)

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