Courses Offered

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

COMPLIT 133 - Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts (3 units; U)
Introduction to comparative literature, focusing on the study of world literatures and their relations to other arts, and to cultural and social currents. Prereq: none.
COMPLIT 135 - Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century: (3 units; U)
Critical study of literary forms (e.g. romance, comedy, short story) and their connections with other arts and media, such as cinema, TV, and music. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
COMPLIT 192 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
COMPLIT 199 - Independent Study (1-6 units; U)
For further information, consult dept chair. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
COMPLIT 207 - Global Literature from Antiquity to the 1600s: (3 units; U)
Literary analysis through a survey of world literature from antiquity through the 1600s. May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: none.
COMPLIT 208 - Global Literature from the 17th Century to the Present: (3 units; U)
Literary analysis through a survey of world literature from the 1600s to the present. May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: none.
COMPLIT 230 - Literature and Society: (3 units; U)
Relationships between literature and aspects of society, e.g., philosophical movements; history; gender, race, class, or sexuality. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none. CompLit 133(R).
COMPLIT 231 - Literature and Religion: (3 units; U)
A close study of the interrelationship of literature and religion across a wide historical spectrum. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none. CompLit 133(R).
COMPLIT 232 - Literature and Politics: (3 units; U)
Multiple ways literature and politics shape and influence one another, with particular focus on links between literary and political representation. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: CompLit 133(R).
COMPLIT 233 - Literature and Film: (3 units; U)
Themes, styles, and ideology in cinematic and literary texts. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: CompLit 133(R).
COMPLIT 289 - Internship in Comparative Literature, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of comparative literature in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate settings. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: CompLit 100- or 200-level course; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
COMPLIT 293 - Literature and Science: (3 units; U)
Dehumanization of mankind by technology as theme for changing literature. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
COMPLIT 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
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. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
COMPLIT 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
COMPLIT 309 - Great Works of Modern Literature: (3 units; U/G)
Literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with emphasis on theme, movement, trend, genre, or mode. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; CompLit 207(R) or 208(R).
COMPLIT 316 - World Cinema: (3 units; U)
National cinemas in first, second, and/or third world nations; relationships among representation, narrative, and social forms. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. CompLit 316, English 316 & FilmStd 316 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr. st or English 290(P); satisfaction of OWC-A.
COMPLIT 320 - Mediaeval Literature and Culture: (3 units; U/G)
Major genres, themes, and figures of the Middle Ages through representative literary works, devotional writings, visual art, architecture, and other examples of cultural production. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 321 - Renaissance Literature and Culture: (3 units; U/G)
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. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 340 - Studies in Literary Genres and Modes: (3 units; U/G)
Literary genres and modes from at least one international cultural context. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 350 - Topics in Comparative Literature: (3 units; U/G)
One or more areas of comparative literature across periods, genres, or regions. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 360 - Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (3 units; U/G)
How culture is expressed in literary works with specific emphasis on how dominant and marginalized groups are represented in literature. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 360G - Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (3 units; U/G)
How culture is expressed in literary works with specific emphasis on how dominant and marginalized groups are represented in literature. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 362 - Transnational Asian Cinemas: (3 units; U/G)
Critical study of the cinemas of Asia, their film masters, avant-garde genres, and movements in relation to world cinema culture. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 363 - Chinese Literature in the Global Context: (3 units; U/G)
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. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 365 - Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: (3 units; U/G)
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. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 381 - Honors Seminar: (3 units; U)
Critical study of a problem in comparative literary relations. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
COMPLIT 410 - Classical Backgrounds of Modern Literature: (3 units; U/G)
Influences of classical literature and art upon modern literature. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 457 - Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation: (3 units; U/G)
Critical reading, lectures, and discussion of important works on a topic, genre, or historical period with particular emphasis on intellectual and cultural context. 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. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
COMPLIT 461 - Film-Fiction Interaction: (3 units; U/G)
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. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 463 - Literary Criticism: Major Authors (3 units; U/G)
The development of critical theories from Plato to the present. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 464 - Seminar in Comparative Literary Criticism: (3 units; U/G)
Principles and theories of literary criticism in a given period; major approaches to literature. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st, completion of OWC-A; or grad st.
COMPLIT 489 - Internship in Comparative Literature, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of advanced principles of comparative literature in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in CompLit; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
COMPLIT 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
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. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
COMPLIT 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
COMPLIT 533 - Seminar in Trends in Modern Literature: (3 units; U/G)
Development of important trends, ideas, and forms of world literature, and their contributions to cultural modernity. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
COMPLIT 699 - Advanced Independent Reading (1-3 units; U)
Advanced independent work under the supervision of a CompLit faculty or instructional academic staff member. For further information, consult CompLit prog coord. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.