Courses Offered

The following is a list of all Comparative Literature graduate-level courses offered. To check the availability of any particular course, refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes.

COMPLIT 309 Great Works of Modern Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with emphasis on theme, movement, trend, genre, or mode.
Prerequisites: jr st; CompLit 207(R) or 208(R).
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015.
COMPLIT 320 Mediaeval Literature and Culture:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Major genres, themes, and figures of the Middle Ages through representative literary works, devotional writings, visual art, architecture, and other examples of cultural production.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2006, Fall 2005, Fall 2004, Fall 1998.
COMPLIT 321 Renaissance Literature and Culture:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Major genres, themes, figures, tenets, aspects, influences, and trends in Renaissance literature through representative literary works, visual art, architecture, and other examples of cultural production.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2007, Spring 2006, Spring 2005, Fall 1995.
COMPLIT 340 Studies in Literary Genres and Modes:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Literary genres and modes from at least one international cultural context.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016.
COMPLIT 350 Topics in Comparative Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
One or more areas of comparative literature across periods, genres, or regions.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
COMPLIT 360 Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
How culture is expressed in literary works with specific emphasis on how dominant and marginalized groups are represented in literature.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2015.
COMPLIT 360G Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
How culture is expressed in literary works with specific emphasis on how dominant and marginalized groups are represented in literature.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2015.
COMPLIT 362 Transnational Asian Cinemas:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Critical study of the cinemas of Asia, their film masters, avant-garde genres, and movements in relation to world cinema culture.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012.
COMPLIT 363 Chinese Literature in the Global Context:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Modern or contemporary Chinese literature; focus on a period, theme, genre, or movement in relation to literary cultures of other countries and regions or world events.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
COMPLIT 365 Literatures and Cultures of the Americas:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Comparative study of the literatures and cultural expressions of three or more national, ethnic, or linguistic traditions within North and South America and the Caribbean.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Summer 2009.
COMPLIT 410 Classical Backgrounds of Modern Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Influences of classical literature and art upon modern literature.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2005, Spring 2002, Fall 1999, Fall 1997.
COMPLIT 457 Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Critical reading, lectures, and discussion of important works on a topic, genre, or historical period with particular emphasis on intellectual and cultural context.
Prerequisites: jr st or cons instr.
Course Rules: CompLit 457 & French 457 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr. max.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Fall 2009.
COMPLIT 461 Film-Fiction Interaction:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Growth and development of film in conjunction with literary devices (narrative, setting, etc.), novels, plays, biographies, and poetry. Mutual influences of literary and cinematic arts.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011.
COMPLIT 463 Literary Criticism: Major Authors
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
The development of critical theories from Plato to the present.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Spring 2011, Spring 2009, Fall 2007.
COMPLIT 464 Seminar in Comparative Literary Criticism:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Principles and theories of literary criticism in a given period; major approaches to literature.
Prerequisites: jr st, completion of OWC-A; or grad st.
General Education Requirements: OWCB
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013.
COMPLIT 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2010, Fall 1996, Spring 1996.
COMPLIT 533 Seminar in Trends in Modern Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Development of important trends, ideas, and forms of world literature, and their contributions to cultural modernity.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2008, Fall 2006, Fall 1998, Spring 1998.
COMPLIT 704 Seminar in Cultural Studies:
3 cr. Graduate.
Investigation of cultural phenomena in their socio-historical contexts and in their symbolization in folklore, literature, and art. Specific topics and any additional prereqs announced in the Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: grad st
Course Rules: CompLit 704 & are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2011.
COMPLIT 707 Seminar in Methods of Literary Analysis:
3 cr. Graduate.
Two or more theoretical and methodological approaches to literature, with application to selected literary texts. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: grad st
Course Rules: CompLit 707 & (701) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Spring 2012, Spring 2010.
COMPLIT 789 Graduate Internship in Comparative Literature
1-31 cr. Graduate.
Application of advanced principles of comparative literature in a business, organizational, educational, political, cultural, or other appropriate setting. Retakable to 6 cr max.
Prerequisites: grad st; 3.0 GPA; cons supervising faculty member.
COMPLIT 820 Translation Theory
3 cr. Graduate.
The role of translation in the development of languages, cultures, and societies; cultural and ideological forces shaping translations; contemporary theories of translation.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: CompLit 820 & Trnsltn 820 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011.