Courses

Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
LIT80S Special Topics: Introduction to Literature
LIT89S First-Year Seminar
LIT102 Introduction to African and African American Studies AAAS102 SS, CZ, CCI
LIT110 Introduction to Film Studies AMI201, THEATRST278, ENGLISH181, VMS289, DOCST264, PJMS264 ALP
LIT111 Introduction to the Arts of the Moving Image AMI101, ARTSVIS102, VMS102, ISIS111 ALP
LIT143 Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South LSGS101, AAAS104, ICS106, SPANISH160 SS, CCI, ALP
LIT143S Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South LSGS101S, SPANISH160S, AAAS104S, ICS106S SS, CCI, ALP
LIT150 Introduction to Cultural Studies ENGLISH180, VMS180, AMI180, MARXISM & SOCIETY ALP
LIT151 Studies in Interpretation ALP
LIT190FS Special Topics in the Focus Program ALP
LIT190S Special Topics: Introduction to Interpretation and Writing ALP
LIT201 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT205 The Problem of Love in Western Literature ITALIAN225, Arts & Sciences IDEAS Themes and University Course 205 R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT208S The Silent Film: An Introduction AMI208S, GERMAN268S, VMS214S CCI, ALP
LIT211 Indian Cinema AMES251, AMI253, VMS231 R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT212 World of Korean Cinema AMES471, AMI256, VMS234, CULANTH255 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT213 Japanese Cinema AMES261, AMI255, VMS232 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT214 Modern Chinese Cinema AMES431, AMI250, VMS235 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT215 Italian Cinema ITALIAN380, AMI254, VMS308, THEATRST276 CCI, ALP
LIT216S Trauma and Nostalgia: East European Film in the 21st Century SES288S, AMI268S, ICS288S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT217 Contemporary Israeli Cinema AMES241, AMI257, JEWISHST241, WOMENST214, ISLAMST214 W, EI, CCI, ALP
LIT218 Existentialist Cinema GERMAN386, THEATRST372, VMS283, AMI267 STS, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT219 Women in Film AMI216, WOMENST227, SXL225 CCI, ALP
LIT220 Film Genres AMI210, VMS267 ALP
LIT221 American Film Comedy AMI211, ENGLISH382, VMS268 ALP
LIT222 Global Performance Art: History/Theory from 1950's to Present VMS344, ISIS275, THEATRST235, WOMENST276 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT223S Film Noir AMI209S, GERMAN270S, VMS282S EI, CCI, ALP
LIT224S Digital Storytelling ISIS351S, VMS357S W, STS, ALP
LIT230A Introduction to Global Los Angeles: An Interdisciplinary Survey VMS359, AMI283 ALP
LIT235S Anthropology of Space CULANTH426S, WOMENST280S, ISLAMST280S SS, CCI
LIT239S Korean Literature in Translation: Local and Global Connections AMES272S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT240 The Devil's Pact: Faust and the Faust Tradition GERMAN370, MEDREN345 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT241S Around the Bloc: Cold War Culture in the USSR and Eastern Europe SES240S, AMI240S, CULANTH259S SS, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT242 The Existentialist Imagination GERMAN385, PHIL283 EI, CZ, ALP
LIT242D The Existentialist Imagination GERMAN385D, PHIL283D EI, CZ, ALP
LIT243 Secularization and Modernity: Cross-Disciplinary Readings 1750-1914 ENGLISH285, SOCIOL348, POLSCI374, GERMAN376, ROMST360 R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT244S Poetry, Desire & Religion RELIGION275S W, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT245 Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise ITALIAN481, MEDREN450 , RELIGION262, HISTORY253 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT246D Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities FRENCH481D, NEUROSCI241D STS, CCI, ALP
LIT247 Classics of Western Civilization: The German Tradition, 1750-1930 GERMAN375, HISTORY268, POLSCI375 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT248S Chinese Literature and Culture in Translation AMES232S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT252 Romantic Fairy Tales: Literary and Folk Fairy Tales from Grimms to Disney GERMAN262, ENGLISH287 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT260S Freud and Sexuality WOMENST372S, SXL310S, PSYCH322S SS, R, CCI
LIT261S Freud and Feminism: The Unconscious WOMENST373S SS, R, CCI
LIT263S Screening the Holocaust: Jews, WWII, and World Cinema AMES341S, AMI263S, JEWISHST266S, DOCST266S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT272S Spanish Avant-Gardes/Kino-Texts SPANISH437S EI, CZ, CCI, FL, ALP
LIT273 Europe in Theory ITALIAN201
LIT276S Orhan Pamuk and World Literature SES345S, AMES382S, ICS345S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT280 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud GERMAN380, PHIL286, POLSCI378, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, CZ, CCI
LIT280D Marx, Nietzsche, Freud GERMAN380D, PHIL286D, POLSCI378D SS, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT281 American Apocalypse: Beat Generation Spirituality RELIGION281 W, EI, CZ, ALP
LIT285 Existentialism PHIL285 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT286 German History Through Film GERMAN286, HISTORY255, AMI286 EI, CZ, ALP
LIT290 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture CCI, ALP
LIT290-2 Special Topics in National Cinema
LIT290A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Literature
LIT290AS-1 Studies in the United States Culture Industries AMI280AS W, R, ALP
LIT290S-1 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture CCI, ALP
LIT290S-2 Special Topics in National Cinema AMI290S-2 ALP
LIT290SA Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Literature
LIT295S Sex Work: The Politics of Sexual Labor WOMENST295S, SXL295S, SOCIOL295S SS, CCI
LIT296S Borderland and Battleground: A journey Through Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe SES286S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT298S Revealing Histories: Polish Cinema POLISH298S , AMI298S , VMS297S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT301S Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature ALP
LIT313 Movies of the World/The World of Movies GERMAN363, RUSSIAN384, AMI248, ISLAMST248 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT314S States of Exile and Accented Cinemas AMI249S, ISLAMST249S, LATAMER249S SS, EI, CCI, ALP
LIT315S Sexualities in Film and Video (DS4) AMI220S, VMS295S, SXL295S ALP
LIT316 Film Theory AMI203, VMS298, WOMENST298 STS, ALP
LIT317 Media Theory AMI204S, ISIS214S, VMS328S STS
LIT318S American Independent Cinema AMI318S, ENGLISH389S, THEATRST373S, VMS332S CCI, ALP
LIT320S Social Movements and Social Media AMI246S, AAAS247S, ICS320S, LATAMER320S ALP
LIT328S Literary Islam AMES328S
LIT330S Social Facts and Narrative Representations AAAS324S
LIT331 Beat Generation/Russian New Wave: Cultural Dissent in the Cold War RUSSIAN330, ENGLISH378 W, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT332 Social Movements in Age of Globalization SOCIOL323, POLSCI313 SS, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT335S Political Economies of the Global Image AMI247S, WOMENST249S, CULANTH217S, VMS248S STS, SS, CCI, ALP
LIT338S German Language Graphic Novels GERMAN338S , VMS339S W, CZ, CCI, FL, ALP
LIT339 El cine político en américa Latina SPANISH339 , AMI339 , LATAMER327 CZ, CCI, FL, ALP
LIT341 Science Fiction STS, EI, ALP
LIT341D Science Fiction STS, EI, ALP
LIT343 African Americans, Mass Incarceration and Citizenship AAAS345 R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT343S African Americans, Mass Incarceration and Citizenship AAAS345S R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT344 Poetics of Murder GERMAN284 ALP
LIT345S Popular Fictions ENGLISH375S, WOMENST252S ALP
LIT346S Utopian Writing CCI, ALP
LIT347D Types of Recent Fiction ENGLISH376 ALP
LIT350 Modernist Classics (DS4) THEATRST224 CCI, ALP
LIT351 Contemporary Novel ENGLISH377, ICS377 ALP
LIT351S Contemporary Novel ENGLISH377S, ICS377S ALP
LIT360S Women Writers WOMENST360S ALP
LIT365S Feminist Classics PHIL274S, WOMENST365S, ENGLISH388S, SXL388S CCI, ALP
LIT367A Jewish Berlin GERMAN367A, JEWISHST367A, ICS367A EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT368 German Jewish Culture from the Enlightenment to the Present GERMAN368, JEWISHST368, RELIGION343 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT369 Germany Confronts Nazism and the Holocaust GERMAN387, JEWISHST369, HISTORY261 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT371 Problems in Global Culture AMI371 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT371S Problems in Global Culture AMI371S EI, CCI, ALP
LIT375 Latin American Literature in Translation ICS339, SPANISH361 CCI, ALP
LIT376 Latin-American Literature in Translation SPANISH361, ICS335, LATAMER335 CCI, ALP
LIT377 Kafka and Cinema GERMAN372, AMI372, JEWISHST372 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT380 Marxism and Society CULANTH203, EDUC239, SOCIOL339, POLSCI371, ICS371, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, EI, CZ
LIT382S Fictions That Mark the Moment AAAS228S, ENGLISH379S R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT3872D The Idea of Latin America SPANISH363D , Latin American Studies CZ, CCI
LIT390 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT390-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race ICS390-10 CCI, ALP
LIT390-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures ICS390-11
LIT390-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT390-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality WOMENST390-6 ALP
LIT390-7 Special Topics in the Study of Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines ALP
LIT390A-12 Special Topics in World Media
LIT390A-13 Special Topics in World Literature and Culture
LIT390S Special Topics in Literature
LIT390S-1 Special Topics in Literary Genres ALP
LIT390S-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race ICS390S-10 CCI, ALP
LIT390S-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures ICS390S-11
LIT390S-15 Special Topics in North American Literature and Culture
LIT390S-2 Special Topics in Literary Movements ALP
LIT390S-3 Special Topics in Individual Authors ALP
LIT390S-4 Special Topics in Film AMI390S-4 ALP
LIT390S-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT390S-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality ALP
LIT390S-7 Special Topics in the Study of Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines ALP
LIT390S-8 Special Topics in Culture and the Arts ALP
LIT390S-9 Special Topics in Science and Culture ISIS390S-9 ALP
LIT390SA Special Topics in Literature
LIT391 Independent Study
LIT393 Research Independent Study R
LIT412S Cultures of New Media CULANTH434S, VMS412S, ICS432S, AMES425S STS, SS, ALP
LIT415S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption AMES415S, CULANTH415S, AMI415S, VMS416S, ICS415S, WOMENST415S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT430 Gender and the Law WOMENST401, PUBPOL315 SS, EI, CCI
LIT431 Imagining Justice: The U.S. and the Carceral Imagination AAAS 421, WOMENSTU 431 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT439 Queer China AMES439, CULANTH439, AMI439, VMS439, WOMENST439 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT471S Marxism and Culture MARXISM&SOCIETY ALP
LIT475S Queer Theory WOMENST370S, SXL470S, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, CCI, ALP
LIT485S Existentialism Between Cultures EI, CCI, ALP
LIT486S Ordinary Language Philosophy ENGLISH485S, PHIL486S ALP
LIT490-1 Special Topics in Theory ALP
LIT490S-1 Special Topics Theory
LIT490S-2 Special Topics in Literature
LIT495 Honors Thesis I W, R, ALP
LIT496 Honors Thesis II W, R, ALP
LIT510 Citizen Godard FRENCH510, AMI642, VMS552 W, CCI, ALP
LIT511S Borderland and Battleground: A Journey Through Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe SES596S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT515S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption AMES515S, AMI515S, VMS515S, ICS515S, WOMENST505S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT520S Performance Studies THEATRST533S ALP
LIT521S Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Science PHIL541S, WOMENST541S, HISTORY577S STS, CZ
LIT525 Biography, Life Writing, Autofiction FRENCH520, HISTORY521 R, CZ, CCI, FL, ALP
LIT530S Seminar in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultural Studies AMES505S, AAAS540S CZ
LIT539S Queer China AMES539S, CULANTH539S, WOMENST502S, AMI539S, VMS539S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT540S Methods and Theories of Romance Studies ROMST501S R, CCI, ALP
LIT541 Medieval Fictions FRENCH530, MEDREN642 CCI, FL, ALP
LIT541S The Symbolist Movement in the Arts & European Thought ARTHIST541S CZ, ALP
LIT542S Literary Guide to Italy ITALIAN586S, GERMAN586S, AMI640S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT543S Reading Heidegger AMES540S, RELIGION560S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT551S Translation: Theory/Praxis AMES551S CCI, ALP
LIT571 East Asian Cultural Studies AMES605, CULANTH605, ICS605 R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT572S Antonio Gramsci and the Marxist Legacy ITALIAN588S SS, CZ, CCI
LIT573S Ethnohistory of Latin America CULANTH570S, HISTORY540S SS, R, CZ, CCI
LIT580S Jews and the End of Theory AMES541S, JEWISHST541S, ICS541S SS, R, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT583S Dante Studies ITALIAN583S, MEDREN615S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT584S Boccaccio Studies ITALIAN584S, MEDREN618S R, CCI, ALP
LIT590 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT590S Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT610S Basic Concepts in Cinema Studies AMI610S ALP
LIT611S Film Feminisms WOMENST611S, AMI611S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT612S Theories of the Image ALP
LIT613S Third Cinema AAAS530S, ICS613S, LATAMER613S, AMI644S STS, SS, EI, CCI, ALP
LIT614S Thinking Digital Cinema THEATRST671S, AMI614S, VMS614S STS, ALP
LIT615S The #Selfie AMI615S, VMS615S, WOMENST615S, ICS615S STS, R, EI, CZ
LIT621S Critical Studies in New Media VMS561S, ARTHIST537S, AMI537S, PJMS537S STS, SS, R, ALP
LIT622 Science Studies ISIS622 STS, ALP
LIT623 Body Works: Medicine, Technology, and the Body in Early Twenty-First Century America ISIS670, PHIL570, GENOME570 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT624S Post-Digital Architecture ISIS624S R, ALP
LIT625S Comparative Media Studies ISIS615S, VMS625S STS, ALP
LIT630S Phenomenology and Media ARTHIST630S, ISIS630S, VMS630S, AMI631S STS, R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT631S Seminar on Modern Chinese Cinema AMES631S, AMI633S, VMS631S R, CZ
LIT632 Modern Chinese Cinema AMES631, AMI632, VMS632 R, CZ
LIT632S Whitehead, Bergson, James ISIS632S, ARTHIST632S, VMS632S, AMI632S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT640S Theory and Practice of Literary Translation GERMAN511S, ISLAMST511S W, CCI, ALP
LIT644 Modernism
LIT672 Representation in a Global Perspective CCI, ALP
LIT681S Wittgensteinian Perspectives on Literary Theory ENGLISH582S, PHIL681S ALP
LIT682 The Intellectual as Writer CZ, ALP
LIT683 Studies in Legal Theory
LIT690 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT690-1 Special Topics in Literature of the Modern Era ALP
LIT690-3 Topics in Cultural Studies ALP
LIT690-4 Special Topics in Film ALP
LIT690-6 Topics in Psychoanalytic Criticism
LIT690-7 Special Topics in Literature and History CZ, ALP
LIT690-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought CZ, ALP
LIT690S Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT690S-3 Topics In Cultural Studies ALP
LIT690S-4 Special Topics in Film ALP
LIT690S-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought CZ, ALP
LIT695S Literature Seminar ALP
LIT735S Space, Place, and Power CULANTH740S
LIT740S Early Modernism 1870-1914 ENGLISH810S
LIT760S Major Figures in Feminist Thought WOMENST860S
LIT761S Foundations in Feminist Theory WOMENST701S
LIT770 Interdisciplinary Research Workshop WOMENST770
LIT780S Teaching Race, Teaching Gender AAAS780S, WOMENST780S, HISTORY780S
LIT801 History of Criticism
LIT831 History of Literary Institutions
LIT840S Seminar in Emergent Literatures
LIT880S Language and Theory in the Twentieth Century
LIT881S Stanley Cavell and Ordinary Language Philosophy
LIT882S Philosophy and Literature PHIL947S
LIT890 Special Topics in Literature
LIT890S Seminars in Literature
LIT890T Tutorial in Special Topics
LIT891 Special Readings
LIT892S Publication Workshop WOMENST892S

Experience Domain

The humanities investigate human existence as it is personally and collectively experienced. Human experience is always situated, always intertwined with specific historical, geographical, political, social, cultural, or economic conditions and contexts. The humanities ask what it meant to be human in a specific time and place, and try to understand how human beings have sought to make sense of their lives, and of the events and ideas in which they participate and which have been handed down to them. To explore the meanings of human existence, the humanities study everything from the intimate arenas of embodiment, selfhood, and identity to the political and philosophical dimensions of collective planetary life. This category includes courses concerned with identity, social and bodily life, and with theoretical problems arising from the attempt to demarcate agency from the broader environments out of which it emerges.

Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
LIT143 Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South LSGS101, AAAS104, ICS106, SPANISH160 SS, CCI, ALP
LIT143S Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South LSGS101S, SPANISH160S, AAAS104S, ICS106S SS, CCI, ALP
LIT201 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT230A Introduction to Global Los Angeles: An Interdisciplinary Survey VMS359, AMI283 ALP
LIT235S Anthropology of Space CULANTH426S, WOMENST280S, ISLAMST280S SS, CCI
LIT241S Around the Bloc: Cold War Culture in the USSR and Eastern Europe SES240S, AMI240S, CULANTH259S SS, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT244S Poetry, Desire & Religion RELIGION275S W, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT246D Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities FRENCH481D, NEUROSCI241D STS, CCI, ALP
LIT260S Freud and Sexuality WOMENST372S, SXL310S, PSYCH322S SS, R, CCI
LIT261S Freud and Feminism: The Unconscious WOMENST373S SS, R, CCI
LIT281 American Apocalypse: Beat Generation Spirituality RELIGION281 W, EI, CZ, ALP
LIT285 Existentialism PHIL285 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT290 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture CCI, ALP
LIT290S-1 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture CCI, ALP
LIT295S Sex Work: The Politics of Sexual Labor WOMENST295S, SXL295S, SOCIOL295S SS, CCI
LIT301S Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature ALP
LIT320S Social Movements and Social Media AMI246S, AAAS247S, ICS320S, LATAMER320S ALP
LIT330S Social Facts and Narrative Representations AAAS324S
LIT331 Beat Generation/Russian New Wave: Cultural Dissent in the Cold War RUSSIAN330, ENGLISH378 W, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT332 Social Movements in Age of Globalization SOCIOL323, POLSCI313 SS, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT335S Political Economies of the Global Image AMI247S, WOMENST249S, CULANTH217S, VMS248S STS, SS, CCI, ALP
LIT343 African Americans, Mass Incarceration and Citizenship AAAS345 R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT367A Jewish Berlin GERMAN367A, JEWISHST367A, ICS367A EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT368 German Jewish Culture from the Enlightenment to the Present GERMAN368, JEWISHST368, RELIGION343 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT369 Germany Confronts Nazism and the Holocaust GERMAN387, JEWISHST369, HISTORY261 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT380 Marxism and Society CULANTH203, EDUC239, SOCIOL339, POLSCI371, ICS371, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, EI, CZ
LIT382S Fictions That Mark the Moment AAAS228S, ENGLISH379S R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT3872D The Idea of Latin America SPANISH363D , Latin American Studies CZ, CCI
LIT390 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT390-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race ICS390-10 CCI, ALP
LIT390-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures ICS390-11
LIT390-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT390-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality WOMENST390-6 ALP
LIT390S-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race ICS390S-10 CCI, ALP
LIT390S-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures ICS390S-11
LIT390S-15 Special Topics in North American Literature and Culture
LIT390S-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT390S-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality ALP
LIT415S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption AMES415S, CULANTH415S, AMI415S, VMS416S, ICS415S, WOMENST415S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT430 Gender and the Law WOMENST401, PUBPOL315 SS, EI, CCI
LIT431 Imagining Justice: The U.S. and the Carceral Imagination AAAS 421, WOMENSTU 431 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT439 Queer China AMES439, CULANTH439, AMI439, VMS439, WOMENST439 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT471S Marxism and Culture MARXISM&SOCIETY ALP
LIT475S Queer Theory WOMENST370S, SXL470S, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, CCI, ALP
LIT486S Ordinary Language Philosophy ENGLISH485S, PHIL486S ALP
LIT495 Honors Thesis I W, R, ALP
LIT496 Honors Thesis II W, R, ALP
LIT511S Borderland and Battleground: A Journey Through Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe SES596S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT515S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption AMES515S, AMI515S, VMS515S, ICS515S, WOMENST505S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT530S Seminar in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultural Studies AMES505S, AAAS540S CZ
LIT539S Queer China AMES539S, CULANTH539S, WOMENST502S, AMI539S, VMS539S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT542S Literary Guide to Italy ITALIAN586S, GERMAN586S, AMI640S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT571 East Asian Cultural Studies AMES605, CULANTH605, ICS605 R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT580S Jews and the End of Theory AMES541S, JEWISHST541S, ICS541S SS, R, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT615S The #Selfie AMI615S, VMS615S, WOMENST615S, ICS615S STS, R, EI, CZ
LIT623 Body Works: Medicine, Technology, and the Body in Early Twenty-First Century America ISIS670, PHIL570, GENOME570 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT644 Modernism
LIT672 Representation in a Global Perspective CCI, ALP
LIT690 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT690-1 Special Topics in Literature of the Modern Era ALP
LIT690-3 Topics in Cultural Studies ALP
LIT690-6 Topics in Psychoanalytic Criticism
LIT690-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought CZ, ALP
LIT690S Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT690S-3 Topics In Cultural Studies ALP
LIT690S-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought CZ, ALP
LIT695S Literature Seminar ALP

Interpretation Domain

The major method of the humanities is interpretation, understood as any kind of reading, decoding or deciphering of signs, sign - systems, languages, texts, artworks, and material artefacts. Humanists ask what meaning is, how it is produced and communicated, and how meaning fails. Critical reflection on questions of language, meaning and interpretation is the central concern of a wide range of different theories and philosophies in the humanities, such as hermeneutics, Saussurean linguistics, structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and ordinary language philosophy. This category includes courses concerned with the practice of interpretation and reading, and/or the theoretical problems arising from the attempt to understand human signs and artefacts.

Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
LIT80S Special Topics: Introduction to Literature
LIT89S First-Year Seminar
LIT102 Introduction to African and African American Studies AAAS102 SS, CZ, CCI
LIT150 Introduction to Cultural Studies ENGLISH180, VMS180, AMI180, MARXISM & SOCIETY ALP
LIT190S Special Topics: Introduction to Interpretation and Writing ALP
LIT201 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT205 The Problem of Love in Western Literature ITALIAN225, Arts & Sciences IDEAS Themes and University Course 205 R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT239S Korean Literature in Translation: Local and Global Connections AMES272S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT240 The Devil's Pact: Faust and the Faust Tradition GERMAN370, MEDREN345 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT242 The Existentialist Imagination GERMAN385, PHIL283 EI, CZ, ALP
LIT242D The Existentialist Imagination GERMAN385D, PHIL283D EI, CZ, ALP
LIT243 Secularization and Modernity: Cross-Disciplinary Readings 1750-1914 ENGLISH285, SOCIOL348, POLSCI374, GERMAN376, ROMST360 R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT245 Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise ITALIAN481, MEDREN450 , RELIGION262, HISTORY253 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT246D Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities FRENCH481D, NEUROSCI241D STS, CCI, ALP
LIT247 Classics of Western Civilization: The German Tradition, 1750-1930 GERMAN375, HISTORY268, POLSCI375 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT248S Chinese Literature and Culture in Translation AMES232S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT252 Romantic Fairy Tales: Literary and Folk Fairy Tales from Grimms to Disney GERMAN262, ENGLISH287 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT260S Freud and Sexuality WOMENST372S, SXL310S, PSYCH322S SS, R, CCI
LIT261S Freud and Feminism: The Unconscious WOMENST373S SS, R, CCI
LIT273 Europe in Theory ITALIAN201
LIT276S Orhan Pamuk and World Literature SES345S, AMES382S, ICS345S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT280 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud GERMAN380, PHIL286, POLSCI378, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, CZ, CCI
LIT280D Marx, Nietzsche, Freud GERMAN380D, PHIL286D, POLSCI378D SS, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT285 Existentialism PHIL285 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT290 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture CCI, ALP
LIT290S-1 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture CCI, ALP
LIT301S Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature ALP
LIT316 Film Theory AMI203, VMS298, WOMENST298 STS, ALP
LIT317 Media Theory AMI204S, ISIS214S, VMS328S STS
LIT328S Literary Islam AMES328S
LIT330S Social Facts and Narrative Representations AAAS324S
LIT338S German Language Graphic Novels GERMAN338S , VMS339S W, CZ, CCI, FL, ALP
LIT341 Science Fiction STS, EI, ALP
LIT341D Science Fiction STS, EI, ALP
LIT344 Poetics of Murder GERMAN284 ALP
LIT345S Popular Fictions ENGLISH375S, WOMENST252S ALP
LIT346S Utopian Writing CCI, ALP
LIT351 Contemporary Novel ENGLISH377, ICS377 ALP
LIT351S Contemporary Novel ENGLISH377S, ICS377S ALP
LIT360S Women Writers WOMENST360S ALP
LIT365S Feminist Classics PHIL274S, WOMENST365S, ENGLISH388S, SXL388S CCI, ALP
LIT371 Problems in Global Culture AMI371 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT371S Problems in Global Culture AMI371S EI, CCI, ALP
LIT375 Latin American Literature in Translation ICS339, SPANISH361 CCI, ALP
LIT376 Latin-American Literature in Translation SPANISH361, ICS335, LATAMER335 CCI, ALP
LIT377 Kafka and Cinema GERMAN372, AMI372, JEWISHST372 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT380 Marxism and Society CULANTH203, EDUC239, SOCIOL339, POLSCI371, ICS371, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, EI, CZ
LIT382S Fictions That Mark the Moment AAAS228S, ENGLISH379S R, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT390 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT390-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race ICS390-10 CCI, ALP
LIT390-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures ICS390-11
LIT390-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT390-7 Special Topics in the Study of Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines ALP
LIT390A-13 Special Topics in World Literature and Culture
LIT390S Special Topics in Literature
LIT390S-1 Special Topics in Literary Genres ALP
LIT390S-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race ICS390S-10 CCI, ALP
LIT390S-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures ICS390S-11
LIT390S-15 Special Topics in North American Literature and Culture
LIT390S-2 Special Topics in Literary Movements ALP
LIT390S-3 Special Topics in Individual Authors ALP
LIT390S-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT390S-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality ALP
LIT390S-7 Special Topics in the Study of Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines ALP
LIT390S-8 Special Topics in Culture and the Arts ALP
LIT390S-9 Special Topics in Science and Culture ISIS390S-9 ALP
LIT390SA Special Topics in Literature
LIT412S Cultures of New Media CULANTH434S, VMS412S, ICS432S, AMES425S STS, SS, ALP
LIT430 Gender and the Law WOMENST401, PUBPOL315 SS, EI, CCI
LIT431 Imagining Justice: The U.S. and the Carceral Imagination AAAS 421, WOMENSTU 431 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT475S Queer Theory WOMENST370S, SXL470S, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, CCI, ALP
LIT490-1 Special Topics in Theory ALP
LIT490S-1 Special Topics Theory
LIT490S-2 Special Topics in Literature
LIT495 Honors Thesis I W, R, ALP
LIT496 Honors Thesis II W, R, ALP
LIT521S Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Science PHIL541S, WOMENST541S, HISTORY577S STS, CZ
LIT525 Biography, Life Writing, Autofiction FRENCH520, HISTORY521 R, CZ, CCI, FL, ALP
LIT530S Seminar in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultural Studies AMES505S, AAAS540S CZ
LIT540S Methods and Theories of Romance Studies ROMST501S R, CCI, ALP
LIT541 Medieval Fictions FRENCH530, MEDREN642 CCI, FL, ALP
LIT541S The Symbolist Movement in the Arts & European Thought ARTHIST541S CZ, ALP
LIT543S Reading Heidegger AMES540S, RELIGION560S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT551S Translation: Theory/Praxis AMES551S CCI, ALP
LIT571 East Asian Cultural Studies AMES605, CULANTH605, ICS605 R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT572S Antonio Gramsci and the Marxist Legacy ITALIAN588S SS, CZ, CCI
LIT573S Ethnohistory of Latin America CULANTH570S, HISTORY540S SS, R, CZ, CCI
LIT580S Jews and the End of Theory AMES541S, JEWISHST541S, ICS541S SS, R, EI, CZ, CCI
LIT583S Dante Studies ITALIAN583S, MEDREN615S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT584S Boccaccio Studies ITALIAN584S, MEDREN618S R, CCI, ALP
LIT590 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT590S Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT612S Theories of the Image ALP
LIT622 Science Studies ISIS622 STS, ALP
LIT623 Body Works: Medicine, Technology, and the Body in Early Twenty-First Century America ISIS670, PHIL570, GENOME570 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT625S Comparative Media Studies ISIS615S, VMS625S STS, ALP
LIT630S Phenomenology and Media ARTHIST630S, ISIS630S, VMS630S, AMI631S STS, R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT632S Whitehead, Bergson, James ISIS632S, ARTHIST632S, VMS632S, AMI632S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT640S Theory and Practice of Literary Translation GERMAN511S, ISLAMST511S W, CCI, ALP
LIT644 Modernism
LIT672 Representation in a Global Perspective CCI, ALP
LIT681S Wittgensteinian Perspectives on Literary Theory ENGLISH582S, PHIL681S ALP
LIT682 The Intellectual as Writer CZ, ALP
LIT683 Studies in Legal Theory
LIT690 Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT690-1 Special Topics in Literature of the Modern Era ALP
LIT690-3 Topics in Cultural Studies ALP
LIT690-6 Topics in Psychoanalytic Criticism
LIT690-7 Special Topics in Literature and History CZ, ALP
LIT690-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought CZ, ALP
LIT690S Special Topics in Literature ALP
LIT690S-3 Topics In Cultural Studies ALP
LIT690S-4 Special Topics in Film ALP
LIT690S-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought CZ, ALP
LIT695S Literature Seminar ALP

Medium Domain

Attending to the history and technicity of the media in which culture is expressed, transmitted, and inherited comprises a crucial dimension of the humanities in our contemporary moment. Humanists ask not simply what a given cultural artefact means, but how the medium of its expression and conveyance impacts its meaning and its cultural efficacy. Ranging from focused comparative explorations of different media (print, image, sound, cinema) to more philosophical considerations of the historical role of mediation, from writing to the internet and cell phone, courses in this category address the tension between meaning and materiality that stems from the inherent media specificity of every cultural expression, and range in scope from concretely situated notions of “genre,” “audience,” and “sense modality” to broader operations of “reflexivity” and “receptivity.”

Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
LIT110 Introduction to Film Studies AMI201, THEATRST278, ENGLISH181, VMS289, DOCST264, PJMS264 ALP
LIT111 Introduction to the Arts of the Moving Image AMI101, ARTSVIS102, VMS102, ISIS111 ALP
LIT201 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT208S The Silent Film: An Introduction AMI208S, GERMAN268S, VMS214S CCI, ALP
LIT211 Indian Cinema AMES251, AMI253, VMS231 R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT212 World of Korean Cinema AMES471, AMI256, VMS234, CULANTH255 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT213 Japanese Cinema AMES261, AMI255, VMS232 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT214 Modern Chinese Cinema AMES431, AMI250, VMS235 CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT215 Italian Cinema ITALIAN380, AMI254, VMS308, THEATRST276 CCI, ALP
LIT216S Trauma and Nostalgia: East European Film in the 21st Century SES288S, AMI268S, ICS288S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT217 Contemporary Israeli Cinema AMES241, AMI257, JEWISHST241, WOMENST214, ISLAMST214 W, EI, CCI, ALP
LIT218 Existentialist Cinema GERMAN386, THEATRST372, VMS283, AMI267 STS, EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT219 Women in Film AMI216, WOMENST227, SXL225 CCI, ALP
LIT220 Film Genres AMI210, VMS267 ALP
LIT221 American Film Comedy AMI211, ENGLISH382, VMS268 ALP
LIT222 Global Performance Art: History/Theory from 1950's to Present VMS344, ISIS275, THEATRST235, WOMENST276 EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT223S Film Noir AMI209S, GERMAN270S, VMS282S EI, CCI, ALP
LIT224S Digital Storytelling ISIS351S, VMS357S W, STS, ALP
LIT263S Screening the Holocaust: Jews, WWII, and World Cinema AMES341S, AMI263S, JEWISHST266S, DOCST266S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT286 German History Through Film GERMAN286, HISTORY255, AMI286 EI, CZ, ALP
LIT290-2 Special Topics in National Cinema
LIT290AS-1 Studies in the United States Culture Industries AMI280AS W, R, ALP
LIT290S-2 Special Topics in National Cinema AMI290S-2 ALP
LIT298S Revealing Histories: Polish Cinema POLISH298S , AMI298S , VMS297S EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT301S Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature ALP
LIT313 Movies of the World/The World of Movies GERMAN363, RUSSIAN384, AMI248, ISLAMST248 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT314S States of Exile and Accented Cinemas AMI249S, ISLAMST249S, LATAMER249S SS, EI, CCI, ALP
LIT315S Sexualities in Film and Video (DS4) AMI220S, VMS295S, SXL295S ALP
LIT316 Film Theory AMI203, VMS298, WOMENST298 STS, ALP
LIT317 Media Theory AMI204S, ISIS214S, VMS328S STS
LIT318S American Independent Cinema AMI318S, ENGLISH389S, THEATRST373S, VMS332S CCI, ALP
LIT320S Social Movements and Social Media AMI246S, AAAS247S, ICS320S, LATAMER320S ALP
LIT335S Political Economies of the Global Image AMI247S, WOMENST249S, CULANTH217S, VMS248S STS, SS, CCI, ALP
LIT339 El cine político en américa Latina SPANISH339 , AMI339 , LATAMER327 CZ, CCI, FL, ALP
LIT371 Problems in Global Culture AMI371 EI, CCI, ALP
LIT371S Problems in Global Culture AMI371S EI, CCI, ALP
LIT377 Kafka and Cinema GERMAN372, AMI372, JEWISHST372 STS, CCI, ALP
LIT380 Marxism and Society CULANTH203, EDUC239, SOCIOL339, POLSCI371, ICS371, MARXISM&SOCIETY SS, EI, CZ
LIT390A-12 Special Topics in World Media
LIT390S-4 Special Topics in Film AMI390S-4 ALP
LIT390S-9 Special Topics in Science and Culture ISIS390S-9 ALP
LIT412S Cultures of New Media CULANTH434S, VMS412S, ICS432S, AMES425S STS, SS, ALP
LIT495 Honors Thesis I W, R, ALP
LIT496 Honors Thesis II W, R, ALP
LIT510 Citizen Godard FRENCH510, AMI642, VMS552 W, CCI, ALP
LIT520S Performance Studies THEATRST533S ALP
LIT610S Basic Concepts in Cinema Studies AMI610S ALP
LIT611S Film Feminisms WOMENST611S, AMI611S CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT612S Theories of the Image ALP
LIT613S Third Cinema AAAS530S, ICS613S, LATAMER613S, AMI644S STS, SS, EI, CCI, ALP
LIT614S Thinking Digital Cinema THEATRST671S, AMI614S, VMS614S STS, ALP
LIT615S The #Selfie AMI615S, VMS615S, WOMENST615S, ICS615S STS, R, EI, CZ
LIT621S Critical Studies in New Media VMS561S, ARTHIST537S, AMI537S, PJMS537S STS, SS, R, ALP
LIT624S Post-Digital Architecture ISIS624S R, ALP
LIT625S Comparative Media Studies ISIS615S, VMS625S STS, ALP
LIT630S Phenomenology and Media ARTHIST630S, ISIS630S, VMS630S, AMI631S STS, R, CZ, CCI, ALP
LIT631S Seminar on Modern Chinese Cinema AMES631S, AMI633S, VMS631S R, CZ
LIT632 Modern Chinese Cinema AMES631, AMI632, VMS632 R, CZ
LIT690-4 Special Topics in Film ALP
LIT690S-4 Special Topics in Film ALP