Course Descriptions

CLHI 250 (IT) Introduction to Comparative Literature and the History of Ideas (1)

This course will introduce students to the nature of inquiry in comparative literature and intellectual history, emphasizing modes of textual criticism, reading texts in historical and cultural contexts, and reading texts across national, cultural and linguistic boundaries. Students will be encouraged to read works in the original language whenever possible.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Interpreting Texts
  • Offering: Alternate years in spring
  • Instructor: Staff

CLHI 491 Independent Study in Comparative Literature and the History of Ideas (1)

Directed reading and/or research in Comparative Literature and the History of Ideas. Open only to juniors or seniors, and designated specifically as an alternative means for completion of the senior experience in Comparative Literature and History of Ideas when Humanities Senior Seminars useful to a student are unavailable.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

CLHI 497W World Literature Senior Seminar (1)

Students compare literary periods, movements, and themes common to world literatures. The course is designed to bring together senior students from programs across Willamette to examine literary works in a comparative light. Students read texts both in English translation and in their target languages. The course is supplemented by guest lectures by literature faculty from the students' home departments. A seminar paper may be accepted as an alternate means of senior evaluation by the student's major department.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: DeLeonibus, Knorr, Fofana, Bishop