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General and Graduate Courses

LLEA 147 Death and Dying in Literature and Film (3)

Exploration of death and dying in literature and film as manifested across time and cultures throughout the world. Analysis of narratives from ancient times to the modern era from multiple theoretical and cross-cultural perspectives.

LLEA 270 Freaks and Monsters (3)

Monsters, freaks and otherness in literature, film, history and medicine. Suitable for non-literature majors.

LLEA 371 Europeans in the Pacific (3)

European presence in the Pacific, in relation to literature, art, culture, civilization. Not applicable to language requirement. (Section 1 taught in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 202 or consent. Section 2 taught in English.)

LLEA 390 Teaching Practicum in Large Lecture Courses (1)

Supervised undergraduate teaching practicum in large-lecture LLEA courses. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: completion of course in which practicum will be done and consent of instructor, no waiver.

LLEA 396 (Alpha) European and Latin American Cinema (3)

Study of major developments in European and Latin American cinema studies focusing on a specific area. (B) Topic; (C) Genre; (D) Director; (E) Era. Sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable one time for different alphas.

LLEA 470 Freaks and Monsters 2: The Ethics of Otherness (3)

An interdisciplinary examination of corporeal Otherness. Unusual real and fictional bodies from fairground history, art, anatomy, literature, natural history and ethnology. Discussion of the moral, medical, philosophical and aesthetic dilemmas of spectacular difference. Pre: 270 or consent.

LLEA 471 (Alpha) Fantasy and the Fantastic (3)

Cross-cultural study of fantasy and the fantastic in short stories, fairy tales, films and novels from Europe and the Americas in English translation. Discussion of illusion, identity, time, the future, the bizarre and major concepts in fantasy literature. (B) fairies, devils and fantasy; (C) the fantastic, the strange and science fiction. Repeatable one time in different alphas. Pre: 270 or consent.

LLEA 630 Seminar in Research Methods (3)

Study of basic research methods and tools, including technology. Print and electronic source materials. Information literacy. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 671 Western Literature and Cultures in the Pacific (3)

Impact of and reaction to western writings and cultural influences in the Pacific as represented in texts from the 16th century to the present. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 680 (Alpha) Topics in Literature (3)

Study in English of a topic, period, or genre; aesthetic considerations common to European literatures: (B) the modern novel; (C) European literature as a path to self-knowledge; (D) Middle Ages; (E) introduction to literary theory. MA candidates in European languages read works in their major in the original. Pre: graduate standing or consent of department chair.

LLEA 681 (Alpha) Topics in Language (3)

Study in English of topics, periods, etc., in the languages taught in the department: (B) comparison of Romance languages; (C) interpersonal communication; (D) social perspectives. Repeatable two times for different alphas (up to 9 credits). Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 682 Masterpieces of Medieval Welsh Literature (3)

Key prose and poetry underlying the Arthurian tradition in Europe. Language instruction leading to reading knowledge of medieval Welsh. Pre: consent.

LLEA 699 Directed Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent of department chair.

LLEA 700 Thesis Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.