Comparative Literature | Teaching Methods in Comparative Literature
C507 | 1238 | McGerr
1:00-2:15 TR WH 118
This course will examine the presuppositions, methods, and goals of
teaching literature in a comparative mode at the college level.
Topics we will read about and discuss include cross-cultural and
interarts approaches to teaching literature, teaching foreign language
literatures in translation, teaching literary theory to
undergraduates, ethical issues, teaching dossiers, and technological
resources for teaching. Practice developing courses, assignments,
tests, lectures, and discussion strategies.
Students will prepare written reports on undergraduate classes they
have observed , projects on developing course materials (e.g.
discussion questions, course proposals, paper topics and evaluating
student work), and a teaching philosophy statement. Required for
first-time associate instructors in Comparative Literature;
recommended for Comparative Literature majors and minors.