Any 3000/4000-level LITR course (3 credits) OR Any of the following courses:
FILM 3050 - Literature and Film (3 credits)
This course focuses on the adaptation of literary texts into film texts. Emphasis will be on the process and consequences of literary adaptation into film and the similarities and differences between the reading and analysis of literary texts and film texts. Prerequisites: one FILM course; and COMP 2000 or 2010 or 2020 or COMP 2000H.
HUMN 3400 - The Beat Generation (3 credits)
This course is a study of the literature, film, and music of the "Beat Generation," a diverse group of artists and writers active in the early 1950s in America, who challenged the status quo in America's literary scene, as well as the social and political conservatism of post-war America. Prerequisite: COMP 2000, COMP 2010, or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H.
HUMN 3610 - The Harlem Renaissance (3 credits)
This course will examine the Harlem Renaissance, the period from the end of World War I and through the middle of the 1930's Depression, during which African-American artists produced a body of work in the graphic arts, poetry, fiction, drama, essay, music, particularly jazz, spirituals and blues, painting, dramatic revues, and others. The notions of racial consciousness will be explored, as well as the common themes of alienation, marginalization, the use of folk material, the use of the blues tradition, and the problems of writing for an elite audience. Prerequisite: COMP 2000, COMP 2010, COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H.
HUMN 3800 - Mexican Cult of Death in Myth and Literature (3 credits)
This course examines the Mexican Cult of Death as an ubiquitous theme in Mexican arts and letters. Prerequisites: One ARTS, FILM, HIST, HUMN, LITR, or PHIL course; and COMP 2000, 2010, or 2020 or COMP 2000H.
HUMN 4310 - The Vampire (3 credits)
This course investigates the development of the vampire tradition in Eastern and Western myth and legend; 19th and 20th century literacy and artistic representations of the vampire; and psychological and medical explanations of the phenomenon. Prerequisites: one ARTS, HIST, HUMN, LITR, PHIL, or THEA course; and COMP 2000, COMP 2010, or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H.