Departmental Courses 

in Cultural Studies
 
 

These courses move across boundaries of specific languages, cultures and political structures to introduce students to the broad linguistic, geographic and historical areas of study in the department.

The introductory course, CMAL 101, uses the short poem as a vehicle for intensive study and discussion without extensive reading; CMAL 102 uses the broad categories of imperial, colonial and post-colonial to define and contextualize areas of historical and literary experience for students who have begun to familiarize themselves with the concepts of linguistic and cultural difference.

The department plans to add more courses in Cultural Studies on a variety of topics at both the 200 and 300 levels. In addition, we are planning an MA Program titled Ancient, Medieval and Contemporary Cultural Studies. The program will be geared towards graduate Education students seeking a serious liberal arts discipline as well as students who are considering doctoral work in one or more of the cultural areas, languages or literatures taught in the department, as well as Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Journalism or other disciplines.

CMAL 101. Cultural Studies: The Short Poem
3 hr.; 3 cr.
A team-taught course introducing varied topics in lyric or short poetry of the ancient, medieval, and modern traditions of the Classical World (Greek and Latin), the Middle East (Hebrew and Arabic), and Asia (Chinese, Korean and Japanese). No foreign language knowledge required.  

CMAL 102. Cultural Studies: Experiences of Imperial, Colonial & Post-Colonial Life
Prereq.: English 110
A team taught variable topics course examining aspects of continuity and change within literary, aesthetic and cultural experiences under different forms of rule in the ancient, medieval and modern traditions of the Classical World (Greek and Latin), the Middle East (Hebrew and Arabic), and Asia (Chinese, Korean and Japanese). No foreign language knowledge required.

 
 


Classic, Middle Eastern, Asian Languages & Cultures
Tel: 718-997-5570 Fax: 718-997-5577

Late update: April 19, 2006