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Global Literatures and Cultures

Available 2013

This minor offers a rich variety of courses for students curious about global literatures and the different forms they take across cultures, from epic poetry to contemporary film. Students will examine aspects of globalization and the human condition through multiple cultural lenses, better preparing them for the complex global workplace of the twenty-first century. Given the diverse, international backgrounds of our faculty, students will be offered the opportunity to learn how literary imaginations of all types are transmitted across historical epochs and national boundaries using a range of old and new material technologies. 

Students are required to take two sections of English 416, Global Literatures. Any combination of three of the other recommended courses will complete the requirements for the minor.

ENGL–416 Global Literatures

Examples of ENGL 416 GL topics:

ENGL 416 GL: Diasporas and Transnational Literatures

ENGL 416 GL: Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

ENGL 416 GL: Survey of Italian Literature

ENGL 416 GL: Russian Literature

ENGL 416 GL: Caribbean Literature

ENGL 416 GL: Irish Literature

ENGL 391 Dangerous Texts

ENGL 411 American Literature

ENGL 415 British Literature

ENGL 409 Mythology & Literature

ENGL 461 Latin American Literature

ENGL 421 The Graphic Novel

ENGL 470 The Evolving English Language

ENGL 425 Global Cinemas

ENGL 413 African-American Literature

ENGL 418 Great Authors

Advisor: Dr. Sharon Beckford-Foster, LBR-2307,

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