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  • CPLT 2010 History of European Literature I

    1230-1345 TR - CLARK 107

    Instructor: Paul Cantor

    This course surveys European literature from its origins in Ancient Greece through the Renaissance.  As a course in literary history, it seeks to develop an understanding of period concepts, such as Medieval and Renaissance, as well as concepts of genre, such as epic, tragedy, and comedy.  Readings include (sometimes in the form of selections) the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Oresteia, Oedipus, Antigone, the Aeneid, the Inferno, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Hamlet, and Don Quixote. All foreign language works will be read in English translation.  Requirements: three papers and a final examination.  Two lectures and one section meeting per week.  This course satisfies the Second Writing Requirement and can be counted toward the English major for 3 hours of "Literature in Translation."

  • GDS 2559 An Introduction to Global Studies

    1300-1350 MWF - CLARK 107

    Instructor: Michael Levenson

    The course will offer a widely ranging, interdisciplinary approach to the problem of the “Global.”  Its subject will be our contemporary planetary condition – political, cultural, economic – from South Asia to North Africa, from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic, from the Amazon to the Nile.  Even as our reading gives focus to recent events (including revolutions in the Middle East, issues of terror and security, human trafficking, 9/11 and the world financial crisis), we will pay due attention to the earlier history of globalization. Through encounters with film and literature, history and anthropology, politics and economics, a series of difficult questions will animate our work, among them: How shall we understand the effects of rapid worldwide modernization on the model of free-market capitalism?  What are the competing values of region, nation and planet? What ethical obligations do we hold toward distant people whom we will never meet? What are the conditions of international consumer culture? And beneath all other questions:  what knowledge is necessary for a properly global citizenship?