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International Studies - Literature

Major Requirements:

Language Requirement

International Studies majors are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language.  This can be accomplished in one of the following ways:

International Studies Core Courses (3 courses)

All courses are 4-units, upper-division and must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Disciplinary Focus (8 courses)

All eight (8) courses must be 4 units, upper-division and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Eight (8) upper-division courses must be selected from the following:

  • LTEN. Literatures in English
    • LTEN 188. Contemporary Caribbean Literature
    • LTEN 189. Twentieth-Century Postcolonial Literatures
  • LTWL. Literatures of the World
    • LTWL 140. Novel and History in the Third World
    • LTWL 141. Islam and Modernity
    • LTWL 149. The Last Turn of the Century in the West
    • LTWL 150. Modernity and Literature
    • LTWL 151. Religion and Politics
    • LTWL 152. Introduction to Islam
    • LTWL 153. Literature, Religion, and Culture in Iran
    • LTWL 157. Iranian Film
    • LTWL 167. Russia and the Jewish Imagination from the Enlightenment to the Present
    • LTWL 168. Death and Desire in India
  • LTAM. Literatures of the Americas
    • LTAM 110. Latin American Literature in Translation
    • LTAM 111. Comparative Caribbean Discourse
    • LTAM 130. Reading North by South
  • LTCS. Literature/Cultural Studies
    • LTCS 133. Globalization and Culture
    • LTCS 141. Special Topics in Race and Empire
    • LTCS 145. National Cultures in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts
  • All course listed under:
    • LTAF. African Literatures
    • LTCH. Chinese Literature
    • LTEA. East Asian Literatures
    • LTEU. European and Eurasian Literatures
      • With exception of LTEU 100, 102
    • LTFR. Literatures in French
      • With exception of LTFR 160
    • LTGM. Literatures in German
    • LTIT. Literatures in Italian
    • LTKO. Korean Literature
    • LTPR. Portuguese Literature
    • LTRU. Russian Literature
      • With exception of LTRU 104A, B, C
    • LTSP. Literatures in Spanish
      • With exception of LTSP 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 160, 162, 166

A maximum of two (2) courses selected from the following with approval from the International Studies Program

  • LTTH. Literature/Theory courses selected from
    • LTTH 110. History of Criticism
    • LTTH 115. Introduction to Critical Theory
    • LTTH 150. Topics in Critical Theory
  • LTCS. Literature/Cultural Studies
    • LTCS 100. Theories and Methods in Cultural Studies
    • LTCS 102. Practicing Cultural Studies
    • LTCS 120. Historical Perspectives on Culture

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (3 courses)

All three (3) courses must be upper-division, 4 units and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Course Pre-requisites: Students are responsible for meeting all departmental pre-requisite courses.  Please refer to the General Catalog for additional information.

Regional Requirement

At least three (3) of the eleven (11) Disciplinary Focus and Interdisciplinary Elective courses must focus on one region.

  • Note: This requirement is an overlap requirement comprised of courses that count for both the Disciplinary Focus or Interdisciplinary Elective courses and the Regional Requirement.
  • Regional Requirement courses may come all from within the Disciplinary Focus, Interdisciplinary Electives, or a combination of the two.
  • Possible regions include: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

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