University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Humanities

College of Arts.

HUMN*3100 London Studies in the Humanities W(2-3) [0.50]

An integrated course of studies in the Humanities (including 2 or more of theatre, visual arts, history, music, literature and philosophy) as they relate to London cultural resources. For London Semester students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to London Semester

HUMN*3130 Women in Modern Spanish Fiction W(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the representation of women in Spanish literature through the analysis and interpretation of 19th-century Spanish novels. The course will be taught in English. Students will read texts in English. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Equate(s): SPAN*3130

HUMN*3150 Paris Studies in the Humanities W(2-3) [0.50]

An integrated course of study in the Humanities (including 2 or more of theatre, visual arts, history, music, literature and philosophy) as they relate to Paris cultural resources. For Paris Semester students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to Paris Semester

HUMN*3160 Contemporary Latin American Fiction W(3-0) [0.50]

This course will examine, in English, why and how the leading figures, such as Borges, Cortazar, Garcia Marques, Carpentier, Isabel Allende, and Luisa Valenzuela have "made" history, not only in the way they have recreated the Latin American historical reality, but also in the way they have reformed the Hispanic literature. Two lectures per week in English and one seminar per week in Spanish. Final essay and examination will be in English, short presentations and compositions will be in Spanish. Students who select the course under the listing of HUMN*3160 will attend the first two hours. They will write a research essay.

Equate(s): SPAN*3160

HUMN*3170 Women, Virtue and Honour in Spanish Drama (In English) F(3-0) [0.50]

This is a topic-oriented course which will study, in English, major Spanish dramas: seventeenth-century works such as Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna, Calderon's Life is a Dream, Tirso de Molina's Don Juan, and twentieth-century plays such as Garcia Forca's The House of Bernarda Alba and Blood Wedding. In addition to the thematic focus, these texts will be studied for their artistic merit and for the specificity of the Spanish "comedia". Where appropriate, this course will also discuss the influence of Spanish themes on the European culture. Students who select the course under the listing of SPAN*3170 will do selected readings and assignments in Spanish.

Equate(s): SPAN*3170

HUMN*3210 Introduction to Polish History and Culture F(6-4) [1.00]

The core course for the Krakow Semester consisting of three major components: 1) Polish language training, 2) a general introduction to Polish geography, politics and contemporary life and, 3) Polish history and the arts. For Krakow Semester students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to Krakow Semester

HUMN*3220 Krakow Studies in the Humanities I F(3-2) [0.50]

An integrated course of studies in the humanities as they relate to the resources of Krakow, Poland. For Krakow Semester students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Krakow Semester

HUMN*3230 Krakow Studies in the Humanities II F(3-2) [0.50]

An integrated course of studies in the humanities as they relate to the resources of Krakow, Poland. For Krakow Semester students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Krakow Semester

HUMN*3240 India Studies in the Humanities W(3-0) [0.50]

An integrated course of studies in the humanities as they relate to India. This course looks at selected aspects of one or more areas in the humanities, including Indian religions, philosophy, literature (in English), history, language (Hindi), art and music. For India Semester students only.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the India Semester

HUMN*3300 Latin American Studies in the Humanities W(1-2) [0.50]

An integrated course of studies in the humanities as they relate to the resources of Latin America.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Latin America semester, consent of the instructor and satisfactory participation in a bi-weekly preparation seminar during the fall semester

HUMN*3420 Late 18th-and 19th-Century Drama W(3-0) [0.50]

German-language drama from ca. 1780 to ca. 1900 within a European context, including enlightenment, revolutionary and naturalist drama. Texts are read in English. Students who want a German credit must be registered in GERM*3420. Lectures are in English and the laboratory is conducted in German. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 University credits

Equate(s): GERM*3420

HUMN*3430 Tradition and Innovation in 20th-Century Drama W(3-0) [0.50]

Trends, themes and theories in 20th-century German-language drama, with particular focus on significant innovations (e.g. expressionist drama, Brecht's epic theatre. Texts are read and discussed in English. Students who wish for a German credit must register for GERM*3430. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 University credits

Equate(s): GERM*3430

HUMN*3440 Ideals and Anxieties in 19th-Century German Literature F(3-0) [0.50]

An exploration of philosophical and artistic goals, preoccupations and themes which shaped 19th-century literature and culture. Authors and movements of international significance such as Goethe, Heine, Romanticism, Realism will be discussed. Texts are read and discussed in English. Students who wish for a German credit must register for GERM*3440. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 University credits

Equate(s): GERM*3440

HUMN*3450 20th Century Prose and Poetry (II) F(3-0) [0.50]

Trends and cultural movements that have shaped the 20th-century as reflected in works of major writers (e.g. Mann, Kafka, Grass, Wolf) and film directors (e.g. Fassbinder). Texts are read and discussed in English. Students who wish for a German credit must register for GERM*3450. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 University credits

Equate(s): GERM*3450

HUMN*3501 Independent Interdisciplinary Research Project F(3-0) [0.50]

First part of the two-semester course HUMN*3501/2. Refer to HK*3501/2 for course description.

HUMN*3501/2 Independent Interdisciplinary Research Project F/W(3-0) [1.00]

A two-semester course designed for students enrolled in the B.A. program in 1 of the College of Arts disciplines. Students in a general program with no major must seek the approval of the B.A. program counsellor. Students will prepare proposals for independent research projects spanning 2 or more disciplines, at least 1 of which must be from the College of Arts, and arrange for faculty members representing at least 2 of these disciplines to provide supervision. Projects are subject to the approval of the department(s) or school(s) concerned and must be submitted to the appropriate chair(s) or director(s) by the end of the course selection period prior to beginning the course. Subject to approval, this course may be accepted as credit towards an honours major in Art History, Drama, English, Studio Art, French, History, German, Italian, Spanish, Classical Languages, Classical Studies, Music and Philosophy. This is a two-semester course offered over consecutive semesters. When you select it you must select HUMN*3501 in the Fall semester and HUMN*3502 in the Winter semester. A grade will not be assigned to HUMN*3501 until HUMN*3502 has been completed.

HUMN*3502 Independent Interdisciplinary Research Project W(3-0) [0.50]

Second part of the two-semester course HUMN*3501/2. Refer to HK*3501/2 for course description.

HUMN*4170 Don Quixote and the Picaresque Novel (In English) F(3-0) [0.50]

This course will study, in English, the importance of this Spanish masterpiece in the development of the modern European novel, and it will examine the first European picaresque work, Lazarillo de Tormes, in the light of the picaresque tradition which followed in Europe and the Americas. The course will also concentrate on the notion of play and laughter (Bakhtin) as means of survival. Students who select the course under the listing of SPAN*4170 will do selected readings and assignments in Spanish.

Equate(s): SPAN*4170



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