Courses

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)

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Number Title Codes
LIT 80S Special Topics: Introduction to Literature
LIT 89S First-Year Seminar
LIT 102 Introduction to African American Studies CCI, CZ, SS
LIT 110 Introduction to Film Studies ALP
LIT 188FS Games and Culture: Gateway to the Study of Games
LIT 190 Special Topics in Literature
LIT 190FS Special Topics in the Focus Program
LIT 190S Special Topics: Introduction to Literature
LIT 198FS Performing Science: Experimentation, Collaboration, and Artistry R, STS, ALP
LIT 199 LGBTQ/Queer Cinema and Cultural Production ALP, SS
LIT 201 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 202S Introduction to Performance Studies CCI, W, ALP
LIT 205 The Problem of Love in Western Literature CCI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 210 Robots and Monsters: Unruly Hu
LIT 211 Indian Cinema CCI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 212 World of Korean Cinema CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 213 Japanese Cinema CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 214 Master Filmmakers of Chinese Cinemas CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 215 Italian Cinema CCI, ALP
LIT 216S Trauma and Nostalgia: East European Film in the 21st Century CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 217 Contemporary Israeli Cinema CCI, EI, ALP
LIT 218 Cinematic Authorship
LIT 220 Film Genres ALP
LIT 222 Performance Art History and Theory CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 225 Spies Like Us: Screening Cold War Espionage CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 226S World of Gaming: Art, Theory, Technology, and Business of a Multi-Billion Dollar Global Industry CCI, EI, STS, CZ, SS
LIT 229S Space-Body-Image CCI, ALP
LIT 230A Introduction to Global Los Angeles: An Interdisciplinary Survey (Service-Learning) CCI, EI, ALP
LIT 239S Korean Literature and Culture in Translation: Local and Global Connections CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 240 The Devil's Pact: Faust and the Faust Tradition CCI, EI, ALP
LIT 241S Around the Bloc: Cold War Culture in the USSR and Eastern Europe CCI, EI, CZ, SS
LIT 243 Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South CCI, ALP, SS
LIT 243S Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South CCI, ALP, SS
LIT 244 Modern European Short Fiction CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 245 Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 246 Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities CCI, STS, ALP
LIT 248S Chinese Literature and Culture in Translation CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 249 Games and Culture: Gateway to the Study of Games CCI, SS
LIT 249S Games and Culture: Gateway to the Study of Games CCI, SS
LIT 250 Moral Dilemmas in Philosophy and Literature EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 250FS Alien America: Immigrant Experiences in Literature and Film CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 250S Indigenous Journeys in South Asian Film and Literature CCI, ALP
LIT 251 Arab Cultures: Literature, Politics, History CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 252 Romantic Fairy Tales: Literary and Folk Fairy Tales from Grimms to Disney CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 252D Romantic Fairy Tales: Literary and Folk Fairy Tales from Grimms to Disney CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 260S Freud and Sexuality CCI, R, SS
LIT 261S Freud and Feminism: The Unconscious CCI, R, SS
LIT 262 The French Love Story CCI, ALP
LIT 263S Screening the Holocaust: Jews, WWII, and World Cinema CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 265S Virtual Realities: Collective Dreams from Plato to Cyberspace CCI, STS, ALP, CZ
LIT 273 What Is Europe? CCI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 274 Imagining Europe: Arts, Culture, Politics CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 275S Introduction to Asian American and Diaspora Studies CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 276S Turkish History through the Novels of Orhan Pamuk CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 278S Literatures and Films of Pandemic
LIT 279S Docu-Poetry: Real Life Truths Outside and Inside the Poetic Narrative EI, W, ALP
LIT 280 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud CCI, CZ, SS
LIT 280D Marx, Nietzsche, Freud CCI, EI, CZ, SS
LIT 281 American Apocalypse: Beat Generation Spirituality EI, W, ALP, CZ
LIT 282S Modernism and the Arts CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 285 Existentialism CCI, EI, ALP
LIT 286 German History Through Film EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 290 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture
LIT 290-2 Special Topics in National Cinema
LIT 290A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Literature
LIT 290S Special Topics in Literature
LIT 290S-1 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture
LIT 290S-2 Special Topics in National Cinema
LIT 290SA Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Literature
LIT 295S Sex Work: The Politics of Sexual Labor CCI, SS
LIT 298S Revealing Histories: Polish Cinema CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 301S Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature ALP
LIT 302 Hashtags Memes, Digital Tribes CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
LIT 302S Hashtags Memes, Digital Tribes CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
LIT 303S Fiction/Reality: Reality Hunger in Recent Literature CCI, ALP
LIT 306S Reading Literature in French CCI, FL, W, ALP
LIT 316S Film Theory STS, ALP
LIT 317S Media Theory STS
LIT 318S American Independent Cinema CCI, ALP
LIT 319 Ethics and Native American: American Indian Life and Literature CCI, EI, CZ
LIT 319S Expressing Immigrant Experience: The Russians CCI, EI, ALP
LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
LIT 321 Sample & Remix: Contemporary Cultural Production Across Arts & Media CCI, R, STS, ALP, CZ
LIT 325S Understanding Mediation CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 328S Literary Islam CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 329S Undocumented America in Literature CCI, ALP
LIT 331 Beat Generation/Russian New Wave: Cultural Dissent in the Cold War CCI, EI, W, ALP, CZ
LIT 332S Social Movements in Age of Globalization CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
LIT 333S Bad Behavior EI, STS, CZ, SS
LIT 336 Introduction to US Latino/a Literature CCI, ALP
LIT 337 America from Abroad: Literature and Cinema CCI, EI, W, ALP
LIT 338SA Boccaccio's Decameron CCI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 339 El cine político en américa Latina CCI, FL, ALP, CZ
LIT 341S Perspectives on the Amazon CCI, CZ
LIT 342A Dante and the Art of Hell R, ALP, CZ
LIT 343 African Americans, Mass Incarceration and Citizenship CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 344 Poetics of Murder CCI, ALP
LIT 345S Popular Fictions ALP
LIT 350 Brains, Everywhere EI, CZ
LIT 350S Brains, Everywhere EI, CZ
LIT 351 Contemporary Novel ALP
LIT 351S Contemporary Novel ALP
LIT 352S Digital Storytelling and Interactive Narrative STS, W, ALP
LIT 352SA Digital Storytelling STS, W, ALP
LIT 361 Global Apple: Life and Death and the Digital Revolution EI, STS, CZ, SS
LIT 361S Global Apple: Life and Death and the Digital Revolution EI, STS, CZ, SS
LIT 362D What Is Beauty? CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 365S Love, Marriage, Education: Theories About Women from Rousseau to Beauvoir CCI, ALP
LIT 367A Jewish Berlin CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 368 German Jewish Culture from the Enlightenment to the Present CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 369 Germany Confronts Nazism and the Holocaust CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 370S Russian Fiction and Film CCI, ALP
LIT 373S Recycled Cinema ALP
LIT 374S Masculinities & Global Politics CCI, W, SS
LIT 375 Latin American Literature in Translation CCI, ALP
LIT 379S The Detective Novel ALP, CZ
LIT 380 Marxism and Society EI, CZ, SS
LIT 381S Political Cinema in Latin America CCI, FL, ALP, CZ
LIT 382S Fictions That Mark the Moment CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 384S The History, Theory, and Praxis of Translating Languages and Worlds CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 385 Mafia at the Movies CCI, ALP
LIT 387 Moral Panics, Spectacle, and Everyday Life: Social Anxieties and Minorities CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 390 Special Topics in Literature
LIT 390-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race
LIT 390-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures
LIT 390-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT 390-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality
LIT 390-7 Special Topics in the Study of Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines
LIT 390A-12 Special Topics in World Media
LIT 390A-13 Special Topics in World Literature and Culture
LIT 390S Special Topics in Literature
LIT 390S-1 Special Topics in Literary Genres
LIT 390S-10 Special Topics in Literature and National Cultures, Ethnicity, Race
LIT 390S-11 Special Topics in Third World or Postcolonial Literature and Cultures
LIT 390S-12 Topics in Psychoanalytic Theory and Criticism
LIT 390S-15 Special Topics in North American Literature and Culture
LIT 390S-2 Special Topics in Literary Movements
LIT 390S-3 Special Topics in Individual Authors
LIT 390S-4 Special Topics in Film
LIT 390S-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT 390S-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality
LIT 390S-7 Special Topics in the Study of Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines
LIT 390S-8 Special Topics in Culture and the Arts
LIT 390S-9 Special Topics in Science and Culture
LIT 390SA Special Topics in Literature
LIT 391 Independent Study
LIT 393 Research Independent Study R
LIT 410S Contemporary French Fiction CCI, FL, W, ALP
LIT 412S Cultures of New Media STS, ALP, SS
LIT 415S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 416S Strange Masterpieces: Major Authors in French and Francophone Modernity CCI, FL, ALP
LIT 417S Critical Interventions in Middle East Studies and Policy CCI, CZ, SS
LIT 418S Art & Democracy: Madrid/Barcelona/Valencia/Bilbao
LIT 420 Biography, Life Writing, Autofiction CCI, FL, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 420A Poéticas de aquí y de allá / Thinking Language: Poetics from Here and There FL, ALP
LIT 426S France-Asia: Cultural Transfers and Translations in a Globalized Context CCI, FL, W, ALP, CZ
LIT 427S Banlieues and Peripheries in French Contemporary Literature and Cinema CCI, FL, W, ALP, CZ
LIT 430 Gender and the Law CCI, EI, SS
LIT 438S Techno-Orientalism: Asian/America, (Post)Human and Science Fiction CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 439 Queer China CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 450 Foucault in Slow Motion EI, SS
LIT 450S Foucault in Slow Motion EI, SS
LIT 475S Queer Theory CCI, ALP, SS
LIT 476S Archiving and Visualizing Asia: Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production CCI, R, CZ
LIT 479S Dante at Duke and in the World CCI, R, CZ
LIT 483 What Machiavelli Really Says EI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 486S Ordinary Language Philosophy ALP
LIT 489S Screening Europe CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 490 Special Topics in Literature
LIT 490-1 Special Topics in Theory
LIT 490S-1 Special Topics Theory
LIT 490S-2 Special Topics in Literature
LIT 495 Honors Thesis I R, W, ALP
LIT 496 Honors Thesis II R, W, ALP
LIT 507S Mimesis in Theory, Embodied Practice, and Literary Arts CCI, FL, ALP, CZ
LIT 510 Citizen Godard CCI, W, ALP
LIT 511S Borderland and Battleground: A Journey Through Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 512S Performing Gender/Exhibiting Race R, ALP
LIT 515S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 520S Performance Studies ALP
LIT 521S Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Science STS, CZ
LIT 522 Eco-Media: Studies in Planetary Futures CCI, CZ, SS
LIT 522S Eco-Media: Studies in Planetary Futures CCI, EI, CZ, SS
LIT 525S Art as Work: Valuing Labor in the Arts CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 530S Seminar in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultural Studies CZ
LIT 532S Comparative Modernisms CCI, R, ALP
LIT 539S Queer China CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 540S Methods and Theories of Romance Studies CCI, R, ALP
LIT 541 Medieval Fictions CCI, FL, ALP
LIT 542S Literary Guide to Italy CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 543S Reading Heidegger CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 544S Memory and Documentary Cinema in Latin America CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 545S Expanded Cinema: Cinema Outside the Movie Theater ALP
LIT 551S Translation: Theory/Praxis CCI, ALP
LIT 557 Cultural Memory CCI, R, W, ALP
LIT 571 East Asian Cultural Studies CCI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 572S Antonio Gramsci and the Marxist Legacy CCI, CZ, SS
LIT 573S Ethnohistory of Latin America CCI, R, CZ, SS
LIT 580S Jews and the End of Theory CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
LIT 582 Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 583S Dante Studies CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 584S Boccaccio Studies CCI, R, ALP
LIT 590 Special Topics in Literature
LIT 590S Special Topics in Literature
LIT 609 Biography, Life Writing, Autofiction CCI, FL, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 610S Basic Concepts in Cinema Studies ALP
LIT 611S Film Feminisms CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 612S Theories of the Image: The Image in Walter Benjamin ALP
LIT 613S Third Cinema CCI, EI, STS, ALP, SS
LIT 614S Thinking Digital Cinema STS, ALP
LIT 615S The #Selfie EI, R, STS, CZ
LIT 620S Film-philosophers/Film-makers STS, ALP, CZ
LIT 621S Computational Media, Arts & Cultures Proseminar R, STS, ALP, SS
LIT 621S Critical Studies in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures
LIT 622 Science Studies STS, ALP
LIT 623 Body Works: Medicine, Technology, and the Body in Early Twenty-First Century America CCI, STS, ALP
LIT 624S Post-Digital Architecture R, ALP
LIT 625S Comparative Media Studies STS, ALP
LIT 630S Phenomenology and Media CCI, R, STS, ALP, CZ
LIT 631S Seminar on Modern Chinese Cinema R, CZ
LIT 632 Questions of National Cinemas R, CZ
LIT 632S Whitehead, Bergson, James CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 640S Theory and Practice of Literary Translation CCI, W, ALP
LIT 644 Modernism
LIT 672 Representation in a Global Perspective CCI, ALP
LIT 681S Wittgensteinian Perspectives on Literary Theory ALP
LIT 682 The Intellectual as Writer ALP, CZ
LIT 683 Studies in Legal Theory
LIT 690 Special Topics in Literature
LIT 690-1 Special Topics in Literature of the Modern Era
LIT 690-3 Topics in Cultural Studies
LIT 690-4 Special Topics in Film
LIT 690-6 Topics in Psychoanalytic Theory and Criticism
LIT 690-7 Special Topics in Literature and History
LIT 690-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought
LIT 690S Special Topics in Literature
LIT 690S-3 Topics in Cultural Studies
LIT 690S-4 Special Topics in Film
LIT 690S-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought
LIT 691S Black Sonic Culture—Analog to Digital
LIT 695S Literature Seminar ALP
LIT 709S Science, Medicine, and the Body
LIT 710S Saying and the Unsayable: Introduction to Lyric/Literary Theory
LIT 715 Cultural Memory
LIT 716S Banlieues, Margins and Peripheries in French Contemporary Literature, Cinema, and Theory
LIT 717S Art & Democracy: Madrid/Barcelona/Bilbao
LIT 730S EAST/WEST/ZION: JEWISH LITERARY MODERNISM
LIT 735S Space, Place, and Power
LIT 740S Early Modernism 1870-1914
LIT 741S The Symbolist Movement in the Arts and European Thought
LIT 743 What Machiavelli Really Says
LIT 750S Gender and Aesthetic Theory
LIT 751S Digital Storytelling and Interactive Narrative
LIT 760S Major Figures in Feminist Thought
LIT 761S Foundations in Feminist Theory
LIT 770 Interdisciplinary Research Workshop
LIT 780S Teaching Race, Teaching Gender
LIT 801 History of Criticism
LIT 822S Writing is Thinking
LIT 826S Contemporary Genre Fiction: The Global Novel
LIT 827S The Global Novel: Post, What?
LIT 831 History of Literary Institutions
LIT 840S Seminar in Emergent Literatures
LIT 850S Deleuze: Cinema and Philosophy
LIT 880S Language and Theory in the Twentieth Century
LIT 881S Stanley Cavell and Ordinary Language Philosophy
LIT 882S Philosophy and Literature
LIT 890 Special Topics in Literature
LIT 890S Seminars in Literature
LIT 890S-1 Topics in 20th Century French Literature
LIT 890T Tutorial in Special Topics
LIT 891 Special Readings
LIT 892S Publication Workshop