Experience Domain Courses

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.

Number Title Codes
LIT 201 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 241S Around the Bloc: Cold War Culture in the USSR and Eastern Europe CCI, EI, CZ, SS
LIT 246 Flaubert's Brain: Neurohumanities CCI, STS, ALP
LIT 260S Freud and Sexuality CCI, R, SS
LIT 261S Freud and Feminism: The Unconscious CCI, R, SS
LIT 281 American Apocalypse: Beat Generation Spirituality EI, W, ALP, CZ
LIT 285 Existentialism CCI, EI, ALP
LIT 290 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture
LIT 290S-1 Special Topics in International Literature and Culture
LIT 295S Sex Work: The Politics of Sexual Labor CCI, SS
LIT 301S Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature ALP
LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
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 343 African Americans, Mass Incarceration and Citizenship CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
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 380 Marxism and Society EI, CZ, SS
LIT 382S Fictions That Mark the Moment CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 390 Special Topics in Literature
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-15 Special Topics in North American Literature and Culture
LIT 390S-5 Selected Topics in Feminist Studies
LIT 390S-6 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality
LIT 415S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 430 Gender and the Law CCI, EI, SS
LIT 439 Queer China CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 475S Queer Theory CCI, ALP, SS
LIT 486S Ordinary Language Philosophy ALP
LIT 495 Honors Thesis I R, W, ALP
LIT 496 Honors Thesis II R, W, ALP
LIT 511S Borderland and Battleground: A Journey Through Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 515S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 530S Seminar in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultural Studies CZ
LIT 539S Queer China CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
LIT 542S Literary Guide to Italy CCI, ALP, CZ
LIT 571 East Asian Cultural Studies CCI, R, ALP, CZ
LIT 580S Jews and the End of Theory CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
LIT 615S The #Selfie EI, R, STS, CZ
LIT 623 Body Works: Medicine, Technology, and the Body in Early Twenty-First Century America CCI, STS, ALP
LIT 644 Modernism
LIT 672 Representation in a Global Perspective CCI, ALP
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 690-6 Topics in Psychoanalytic Theory and Criticism
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-8 Special Topics in Literature: Paradigms of Modern Thought
LIT 695S Literature Seminar ALP