Any TCCN equivalents are indicated in square brackets [ ].
WCL 2351: World Cultures Through Literature and the Arts
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304 or the equivalent. Works of literature, painting, film, to explain contemporary global/local developments, conflicts. Cultural areas and topics may vary.
WCL 2352: World Cinema
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Major cinematic works from Latin America, Asia, Middle-East, Europe, and Australia in relation to contemporary topics such as globalization and migrations. Cinema as a global art form.
WCL 3351: Introduction to Latino Cultural Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Basic cultural dimensions of U.S. Latino communities through literature and the arts, including ethnic minority formation, immigration and transnational processes.
WCL 3362: U.S. Caribbean and Central American Latino Literatures
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Works of U.S. Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, and other Latino literatures (fiction, poetry, drama) related to Chicano and Latin American literatures and their theoretical frames. Taught in English.
WCL 3392: Introduction to Latin American Cultural Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Basic dimensions of Latin American cultural processes. Focus on indigenous/Spanish/African/Asian heritages and transformations; including mestizaje, transculturation, hybridization. Globalization and transnational patterns.
WCL 4322: Seminar in Scholarly Production
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Manuscript critique and selection, editing, translating, proofing, and other skills related to scholarly publications. Related to the World Cultures and Literatures Program's Global CASA/LACASA Publication series. Content determined by publication project.
WCL 4351: Frames of Modernity I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: ENGL 1304, WCL 2351 or consent of WCL director. Major theoretical trends in Western & non-Western culture from the Renaissance to World War II.
WCL 4352: Frames of Modernity II - Postmodernity and Globalization
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: ENGL 1304 and WCL 2351 or consent of WCL director. Major theoretical trends in contemporary World Cultures from the end of World War II to present.
WCL 4362: Seminar in Latin American and Latino Literatures
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Works of Latin American and Latino literature in translation in relation to other U.S. and worldwide literary works as well as different theoretical frames.
WCL 4364: History of Drama in Northern and Central Europe
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor. Historical and critical analysis of European theater from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Readings include dramas and theoretical essays as a means for understanding and representing cultural norms.
WCL 4366: Latin American and Latino Film Studies (formerly WCL 3352)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Latin American and Latino films and film industries: telenovelas and tv documentaries. Issues regarding immigration, urban/rural, ethnic, gender and class, border and transnational, poverty, violence, and aesthetics. Taught in English.
WCL 4379: Critical Theory and Globalization
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Intensive study of critical theory in light of globalization, migration shifts, and late 20th century social theory and literary criticism.
WCL 4381: Seminar in Latin American and Latino Cultural Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Key themes and debates regarding Latin American/Latino cultural processes in the arts, politics, and everyday life. Modernity/postmodernity, coloniality/postcoloniality, globalization, urban, border, transnational, ethnic, genera, and subaltern perspectives. Taught in English.
WCL 4394: Sexuality in Latino Culture
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Sexual relationships in Latino culture, gender theory, art, politics, everyday life, transnational perspectives.
WCL 4396: Special Topics in World Cultures and Literature
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ENGL 1304. Topics in cultural and literary theory, criticism and history, major cultural trends in postmodernity and globalization. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
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