CLT: Comparative Literature

CLT 501: Theories of Comparative Literature

This course provides a survey of literacy theory and its role in the formation of comparative literature as a discipline.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

CLT 509: History of Literary Criticism

A history of literary theory from classical Greece to Freud. Offered Fall/

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

CLT 597: Directed Readings for M.A. Students

A student and faculty member agree on a corpus of texts to read and discuss at weekly or biweekly meetings. The reading list must be filed with the program's form before the add/drop period ends. May be repeated for credit.

Fall and Spring, 1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 598: Thesis Research

Research and writing of M.A. thesis supervised by faculty advisor.

Offered Fall, Spring, 1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 599: Independent Study

A student and faculty member agree on a topic not offered in any seminars and a reading list to study at weekly or biweekly meetings. A final research paper or major annotated bibliography will be required. The syllabus must be filed with the program's form before the add/drop period ends. May be repeated for credit.

Only three credits of Independent Study can be counted toward the M.A. requirements, and a maximum of six toward the Ph.D

Fall and Spring, 1-3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 600: Seminar in Stylistics

Changing topics in the study of stylistic and structural elements of the literary text.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 601: Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory

Changing topics in the specialized examinations of recent or historical trends such as semiotics, Marxism, reader-response, psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, deconstruction.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 602: Interdisciplinary Seminar

Specific problems in the relations between literature and other disciplines.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 603: Comparative Studies in Literary History

Changing topics in the study of literary periods and styles.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 604: Comparative Studies in Genre

Changing topics in the study of the history and theory of literary genres.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 607: Major Authors in Comparative Context

Critical and comparative examination of two or more major figures from different literary or other aesthetic traditions. Recent topics have included "Kristeveva," Dostoevsky and the West," and "European Realisms." Offered Fall and Spring 3 Credits, ABCF Grading

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 608: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Key topics in genre, literary criticism, and methodology from a cross-cultural perspective. Emphasis will be placed on an examination of differences as well as similarities. Presuppositions of specific literary traditions will be questioned within the broader perspectives of philosophical and religious valences.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

CLT 609: Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature

A variable topics seminar in Comparative Literature. 3 credits, Letter graded (A,A-,B+, etc.) Course may be repeated as topics vary. Semesters Offered: Fall and Spring

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 680: Cultural Studies Research Seminar

In addition to readings on issues, debates, and problems within the profession and field of Cultural Studies students will develop research for publication while engaging with practices of professionalization.

Offered Fall/

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 2 times FOR credit.

CLT 690: Directed Readings for Doctoral Candidates

A student and faculty member agree on a corpus of texts to read and discuss at weekly or biweekly meetings. The reading list must be filed with the program's form before the add/drop period ends. May be repeated for credit.

Fall and Spring, 1-12 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 696: Self-Directed Readings

For doctoral students who have completed all course requirements and wish to dedicate themselves to full or part-time preparation for the Comprehensive Examination.

Fall and Spring, 3-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated 6 times FOR credit.

CLT 698: Practicum in Teaching

The course is divided into two parts: one half is normally given in the fall, one in the spring. The first part deals primarily with matters of pedagogy. The second part is designed to help students plan their own undergraduate courses. The practicum is required of all students during their first year.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 2 times FOR credit.

CLT 699: Dissertation Research on Campus

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy (G5).

A portion of dissertation research must take place on SBU campus.

Fall, Spring, and Summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 700: Dissertation Research off Campus - Domestic

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place off-campus, but in the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Please note, Brookhaven National Labs and the Cold Spring Harbor Lab are considered on-campus. All international students must enroll in one of the graduate student insurance plans and should be advised by an International Advisor.

Fall, Spring, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 701: Dissertation Research off Campus - International

Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place outside of the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Domestic students have the option of the health plan and may also enroll in MEDEX. International students who are in their home country are not covered by mandatory health plan and must contact the Insurance Office for the insurance charge to be removed. International students who are not in their home country are charged for the mandatory health insurance. If they are to be covered by another insurance plan they must file a waiver be second week of classes. The charge will only be removed if other plan is deemed comparable.

All international students must received clearance from an International Advisor.

Fall, Spring, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 800: SUMMER RESEARCH

May be repeated for credit.

CLT 850: SUMMER TEACHING

May be repeated for credit.