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  Dec 13, 2017
Catalog 2017-2018

Global Literary Theory

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The Global Literary Theory interdisciplinary minor (LIT) provides students with a theoretically informed, global and transnational understanding of literature and a firm grounding in major literary theories and schools. The interdisciplinary minor supports the study of literature, literary criticism, and literary and cultural theory beyond the borders of a single national or linguistic tradition or history. Such study requires not only that students study literary and cultural theory, but also that they explore literature in more than one language.

At Davidson global literary theory relies on the teaching and scholarly expertise of faculty members from the departments and programs of Arab Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics (including Greek and Latin), English, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, as well as some faculty in the departments and programs of Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Theatre.

Adviser: Scott Denham

Global Literary Theory Major

To major in Global Literary Studies, students must apply for the major through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies prior to spring break of their sophomore year.  Application information can be found on the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies website.

Minor Requirements

The interdisciplinary minor requires six courses, as follows.

Note: No more than one course may count towards both a student's major and the Global Literary Theory interdisciplinary minor.

Literature Courses

For the minor, students must take three literature courses, at least one of which must be in a second language (not in translation).

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