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GENERAL EDUCATION DESIGNATION

DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas (LLEA)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

Courses given in English do not require knowledge of a foreign language. None of the courses count toward requirements for any undergraduate major in the department. Many, like the literature courses, may count toward the University’s humanities requirement.



CLASSICS

LLEA 122 Greek and Roman Mythology (3) Principal myths of Greek and Roman
literature. DL

LLEA 123 Greek and Latin Elements in English (3) Important roots, prefixes, and suffixes for building a literary vocabulary.

LLEA 124 Greek and Latin Elements in Scientific Terminology (3) Important roots, prefixes, and suffixes for building a scientific vocabulary.

LLEA 227 Introduction to Greek Literature (3) Major writers: emphasis on Homer, drama, and philosophy. DL

LLEA 228 Introduction to Roman Literature (3) Major writers: emphasis on Vergil, satire, and novel. DL



FRENCH

LLEA 237 French Film (3) Study of French film history and technique. A-F only. Pre: freshman standing. DH

LLEA 264 French Culture for Americans (3) Study of the shared cultural and historical foundations of France and the United States both past and present. A-F only. Pre: ace student. DH

LLEA 335 French Literature Since 1800 (3) Rapid reading in translation; lectures, discussions, reports. Pre: junior standing or one course in French language or literature. DL

LLEA 336 French African Literature (3) Black African literature in French in 20th century. Major themes of negritude, national political unity, colonialism, traditional culture. Pre: junior standing or one course in French language or literature. DL

LLEA 339 French Literature as Film (3) Exploration of the distinction between literature and film as artistic genres as well as study of major works of literature in respect to the present, from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Pre: sophomore standing. DL

LLEA 364 Survey of French Civilizations (3) A historical survey of the development of French and Francophone cultures. The course is interdisciplinary, dealing with politics, music, art, other forms of cultural expression, and daily life. DH



GERMAN

LLEA 338 German Film (3) Introduction to German film, film theory, and film analysis. Viewing and discussion of exemplary German films from Expressionism through new German cinema. Pre: two courses from English 250–257. DH

LLEA 340 Classical German Literature (3) Readings in translation from dramatic works of Lessing, Goethe, Schiller. Philosophic and aesthetic views of leading writers of the Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, and classical periods. DL

LLEA 342 German Expressionism (3) Search for the “new man” after World War I. Readings in shorter prose, drama, and lyric poetry. DL

LLEA 343 Modern German Literature (3) Perspective of reality and poetic representations in the 20th century, including influences from Oriental and Eastern philosophy. DL

LLEA 410 German Idealism (3) Origin, impact in other disciplines and movements. Readings from Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, etc. Pre: PHIL 100. DH



ITALIAN

LLEA 236 Italian Film (3) Study of Italian film history and technique. A-F only. DH

LLEA 334 Italian Literature as Film (3) Exploration of the distinction between literature and film as artistic genres as well as study of major works of literature in respect to the present, from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL



RUSSIAN

LLEA 150 Russia in Global Perspective (3) Examines the contacts and cultural interplay of Russia with the peoples and nations of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania.

LLEA 350 Russian Short Story (3) Origin and development (19th and 20th century); periods, themes, styles, and major authors. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 351 19th-Century Russian Literature (3) Survey in English of major writers from Pushkin through Chekhov; lectures, discussions, short papers. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 352 Russian Literature 1900–1950 (3) Survey in English of major Russian writers from 1900–1950. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 353 20th-Century Russian Arts and Culture (3) Aspects of culture (literature, film, theater, music, arts, etc.) in 20th–century Russian society. Pre: 6 credit hours from HIST 151 and 152; or consent. DH

LLEA 354 Russian Literature Today (3) Survey in English of contemporary authors and their works for perspective of reality and poetic representation. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 355 Russian Film (3) A study of Russian film from the 1920’s to the present. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH



SPANISH

LLEA 360 (Alpha) Studies in Culture (3) Politics of culture and representation. Will consider issues, traditions, movements, texts, and cultural icons for their significance for national and regional identity formation, intercultural relations and global flows of images, people, and capital. (B) Latin America; (C) Iberian Peninsula. Repeatable one time. Pre: sophomore or consent. DH

LLEA 361 Spanish Literature in Translation (3) Reading and discussion of classic works of Spanish literature. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 362 Latin American Literature (3) Reading and discussion of classic works of Latin American literature. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 363 U.S. Latino Culture and Literature (3) The culture and history of U.S. Latinos through an analysis of their literature and arts and their sociopolitical relationship to the U.S. mainstream culture. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LLEA 365 Spanish Film (3) A chronological survey of films from Spain, from the Silent Era to the present. Conceptually, a cultural history of Spain in the 20th Century, as seen through films. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LLEA 366 Latin American Film (3) A chronological survey of films from Latin America, from the Silent Era to the present. Conceptually, a cultural history of Latin America in the 20th Century, as seen through films. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH



GENERAL AND GRADUATE COURSES

LLEA 270 Freaks and Monsters (3) Monsters, freaks and otherness in literature, film, history and medicine. Suitable for non-literature majors. DL

LLEA 305 Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics I (3) Decipherment of hieroglyphs and reading of Middle Egyptian literary texts.

LLEA 371 Europeans in the Pacific (3) European presence in the Pacific, in relation to literature, art, culture, civilization. Not applicable to language requirement. (Section 1 taught in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 202 or consent. Section 2 taught in English.) DL

LLEA 372 (Alpha) Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (3) Survey of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of Latin America through a study of their literature, texts and practices. (B) Mesoamerica; (C) Andean South America. Repeatable one time in different alphas. DH

LLEA 375 International Film Criticism (3) Focus on critical approaches to film (i.e., Historicism, Marxism, Feminism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Post-colonialism, and Queer Theory, among others) as well as basic film terms and concepts. Repeatable one time. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ENG 363) DH

LLEA 376 (Alpha) History of World Cinema (3) Film as a reflection of the 20th Century’s social, cultural and political upheavals: (B) World Cinema (1890s to 1950s); (C) World Cinema (1960s to present). Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LLEA 380 Studies in Luso-Brazilian Culture (3) Course surveys the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world from pre-Lusitanian to modern times, including connections with Africa, Asia, the U.S., and Hawai‘i. Pre: sophomore standing or consent.

LLEA 468 Colonial Latin American History (3) Pre-Columbian civilizations: Spanish and Portuguese colonization; political, economic, social and religious evolution to 1810; independence. Pre: 360 or consent. (Cross-listed as HIST 478) DH

LLEA 470 Freaks and Monsters 2: The Ethics of Otherness (3) An interdisciplinary examination of corporeal Otherness. Unusual real and fictional bodies from fairground history, art, anatomy, literature, natural history and ethnology. Discussion of the moral, medical, philosophical and aesthetic dilemmas of spectacular difference. Pre: 270 or consent. DH

LLEA 471 (Alpha) Fantasy and the Fantastic (3) Cross-cultural study of fantasy and the fantastic in short stories, fairy tales, films and novels from Europe and the Americas in English translation. Discussion of illusion, identity, time, the future, the bizarre and major concepts in fantasy literature. (B) fairies, devils and fantasy; (C) the fantastic, the strange and science fiction. Repeatable one time (different alpha letter). Pre: 270 or consent. DL

LLEA 480 Classical Foundations of European Literature (3) Greek-Roman origin and evolution of main genres of European literature: epic, lyric, drama, satire, and novel. Works which greatly influenced medieval to modern literature. Pre: junior standing and 6 credit hours in literature courses at 400 level or above. DL

LLEA 481 Basic Literary Movements (3) Renaissance, the baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, realism, and contemporary trends in Europe and Latin America. MA candidates in European languages read works in their area of concentration in the original. Pre: junior standing and 6 credit hours in literature courses at 400 level or above. DL

LLEA 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.

LLEA 630 Seminar in Research Methods (3) Study of basic research methods and tools, including technology. Print and electronic source materials. Information literacy. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 671 Western Literature and Cultures in the Pacific (3) Impact of and reaction to western writings and cultural influences in the Pacific as represented in texts from the 16th century to the present. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 680 (Alpha) Topics in Literature (3) Study in English of a topic, period, or genre; aesthetic considerations common to European literatures: (B) the modern novel; (C) European literature as a path to self–knowledge; (D) Middle Ages; (E) introduction to literary theory. MA candidates in European languages read works in their major in the original. Pre: graduate standing or consent of department chair.

LLEA 681 (Alpha) Topics in Language (3) Study in English of topics, periods, etc., in the languages taught in the department: (B) comparison of Romance languages; (C) interpersonal communication; (D) social perspectives. Repeatable. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 682 Masterpieces of Medieval Welsh Literature (3) Key prose and poetry underlying the Arthurian tradition in Europe. Language instruction leading to reading knowledge of medieval Welsh. Pre: consent.

LLEA 683 Hispanic Cultural Studies (3) Critical overview of contemporary theories on Hispanic culture. Issues of identity such as mestizaje, hybridity, and pluralism will be discussed from a hemispheric perspective. A-F only. Pre: consent.

LLEA 699 Directed Research (V) Pre: consent of department chair.

LLEA 700 Thesis Research (V)



LANGUAGE COURSES

LLEA 199 Directed Language Study (V) Study in European languages not taught regularly, depending on demand and staff. Pre: consent of department chair.

LLEA 399 Directed Reading (V) Pre: limited to senior majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in major, and consent of department chair.

LLEA 499 Directed Reading and Research (V) Independent study of approved reading and research with faculty supervision. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: consent and departmental approval.