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Humanities (Hum) Graduate Courses (2020-21)

Hum 105 ab. Topics in French Culture and Literature. 9 units (3-0-6): second term. Prerequisites: L 103 abc or equivalent.. Offered concurrently with L 105 ab. Hum 105 a and Hum 105 b taught in alternate years. Part a: 20th-century French literature. Part b: Contemporary France. Conducted in French. Students who write papers in French may enroll in this class as L 105 ab. Part a not offered 2020-2021. Instructor: Orcel.
Hum 114 abc. Spanish and Latin American Literature. 9 units (3-0-6): first, second, third terms. Prerequisites: L 112 abc or equivalent. Offered concurrently with L 114 abc. First and second terms: study of literary texts from the Spanish American and Spanish traditions, their cultural and historical relevance, covering all periods, with emphasis on contemporary authors. Third term: contemporary topics in literature and/or film of the Hispanic world. Conducted in Spanish. Students who write papers in Spanis may enroll in this class as L 114 abc. Instructor: Garcia.
Hum 119. Selected Topics in Humanities. variable: offered by announcement. This is an advanced humanities course on a specialized topic in some area of the humanities. It is usually taught by new or visiting faculty. The course may be re-taken for credit except as noted in the course announcement. Limited to 15 students. See registrar's announcement for details. Instructors: Staff, visitors.
L/Hum 150 a. Japanese Literature in Translation. 9 units (3-0-6): third term. Read and examine the selected classical Japanese literature and its traditions from 7th to 11th century from the perspectives of women, anti-heroes, and religions. A comparative analysis is applied to many genres such as oral traditions, performing arts, films, picture scrolls, comics, and anime to understand how Japanese think, and how Shinto and Buddhism have formed their ways of life, ethics, and concepts of life and death. Read selected portions of "The Kojiki", "Manyoshu", "The Tale of Ise", "The tale of the Bamboo-Cutter" (The Tale of the Moon Princess), and "The Tale of Genji." Not offered 2020-21. Instructor: Hirai.
L/Hum 150 b. Japanese Literature in Translation. 9 units (3-0-6): third term. Read and examine the selected Medieval to pre-modern Japanese literature and its traditions from 11th to 18th century from the perspectives of women, anti-heroes, and religions. A comparative analysis is applied to many genres such as oral traditions, performing arts, films, picture scrolls, comics, and anime to understand how Japanese think, and how Shinto, Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, as well as the social systems, have formed their ways of life, ethics, and concepts of life and death. Read "The Princess Who Loved Insects" from "The Tsutsumi-Chunagon Monogatari", selected chapters of "The Tale of The Heike", "The Konjyaku Monogatari", and "Otogizoshi". Also read "The Double Suicide at Sonezaki" and "The Double Suicide at Amijima." Instructor: Hirai.
L/Hum 152 ab. French Literature in Translation: Classical and Modern. 9 units (3-0-6): third term. This course introduces students to masterpieces of French literature, from classical theater through the 19th century realist novel and Proust's In Search of Lost Time. Topics include the aesthetics of neoclassical theater, the rise of the novel, historical and social contexts (the Old Regime, Bourbon Restoration, 1848 Revolution), and writers' creative development. Terms may be taken independently. Part a covers the period 1643 - 1789. Part b covers 1814-1918. Conducted in English, but students may read the French originals. Part a not offered 2020-21. Instructor: Merrill.
L/Hum 162. Spanish and Latin American Literature in Translation. 9 units (3-0-6): offered by announcement. This class is an introduction to the literary masterworks of the Hispanic tradition from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Readings and discussions are in English, but students may read Spanish originals. Not offered 2020-21.
Hum 174. Advanced Chinese II: Topics in Chinese Literature. 9 units (3-0-6): third term. Prerequisites: instructor's permission. Offered concurrently with L 174. Reading and discussion of representative Chinese works from the 16th century to the present, including contemporary works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Conducted in Chinese. Students are expected to examine literary works in light of their sociopolitical and historical contexts. Students who write papers in Chinese may enroll in this class as L 174. Instructor: Ming.

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