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EUROP 320R

European Literature, Art, and Culture

International and Area Studies International and Area Studies

Course Description

In-depth study of key themes, genres, and movements across Europe, emphasizing contemporary trends in the literary and visual arts and methods of critical reading and writing in the humanities. Topics and texts vary by instructor.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

EUROP 200 & HIST 250.

Title

Knowledge of important European writers, artists, movements, and genres

Learning Outcome

Students will extend and deepen their understanding of a wide range of important European writers, thinkers, artists, movements, and genres. Besides learning to interrogate the potential strengths and limitations of generalized notions of "European culture," students will develop a comparative sense of regional or national departures from or variations upon literary and artistic norms. Assessment measures: course exams and research papers, graduation exit exams and focus groups.

Title

Familiarity with analytic and interpretive modes from the humanities

Learning Outcome

Students will become conversant in many of the critical, descriptive, and interpretive modes characteristic of discourse in humanistic disciplines. They will learn to analyze works of European literature and visual art from formal, aesthetic, philosophical, and socio-political perspectives. Assessment measures: course exams and research papers, senior papers for capstone course (EUROP 490R), graduate focus groups.

Title

Developing intellectual curiosity and aesthetic sensibilities

Learning Outcome

Students will come to understand what it means to be "cultured" in European society and will develop the intellectual curiosity, aesthetic sensibilities, habits, and tastes to fuel a life-long study of the best European literature, cinema, and art. Assessment measures: graduate focus groups, alumni surveys.