UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
Complete Catalog of Courses for the Global Citizenry in Action and in Translation Innitiative    
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Classics
CLAS 2020Roman Civilization (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Studies Roman history, literature, and art. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
CLAS 2040Greek Mythology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduces major themes of Greek mythological thought; surveys myths about the olympic pantheon and the legends of the heroes. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
CLAS 3040Women and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome (3.00)
This course focuses on women's roles and lives in Ancient Greece and Rome. Students are introduced to the primary material (textual and material) on women in antiquity and to current debates about it. Subjects addressed will include sexual stereotypes and ideals, power-relations of gender, familial roles, social and economic status, social and political history, visual art, medical theory, and religion. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
French in Translation
FRTR 2510Topics in Medieval Literature (3.00)
An introduction to the culture of the High Middle Ages in France. Topics vary and may include love literature, family relations, war, and science and religion. May be repeated for credit for different topics.
Course was offered Spring 2013
Italian in Translation
ITTR 3215Dante's Italy (3.00)
This course investigates Italian history and culture through the prism of Dante Alighieri's Comedy, one of the most important works in European literature. The three canticles of the Comedy offer a meditation on the social and political life of the Italian city-states, a critique of contemporary Christianity, and a commentary on art and literature at the end of the Middle Ages.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Japanese in Translation
JPTR 3020Survey of Modern Japanese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A gateway to the rich, diverse modern Japanese literary tradition, from the early 1900s to the present, this course adopts socio-cultural and gender perspectives in the context of world literature.
JPTR 5020Survey of Modern Japanese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduction to the modern Japanese canon (1890's to the present). Writers studied include Natsume Sôseki, the first modern writer to delve into the human psyche; Mori Ôgai, the surgeon-turned writer; Rynôsuke Akutagawa, the consummate writer of short stories; Shiga Naoya, the "god" of "I-Novel" Japanese fiction; Yukio Mishima, whose seppuku suicide caused a sensation world-wide; Endô Shôsaku, the Christian writer; two Nobel laureates, Yasunari Kawabata, the pure aesthetician, and Kenzaburo Ôe, the political gadfly.
Korean in Translation
KRTR 3800Seminar on Korea: Division North and South (3.00)
This course examines narratives of division through films and literary texts. Sub-topics will include the Korean War, national division, generational conflict, and gender.
Russian in Translation
RUTR 2730Dostoevsky (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Open to students with no knowledge of Russian. Studies the major works of Dostoevsky.
RUTR 3360Twentieth Century Russian Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course surveys Russian literature (prose and poetry) of the twentieth century. Readings include works by Soviet and émigré writers. All works are read in English translation.
Slavic in Translation
SLTR 3300Facing Evil in the Twentieth Century: Humanity in Extremis (3.00)
The 20th century will most likely remain one of the most puzzling periods in human history, in which amazing progress was coupled with unprecedented barbarity of modern totalitarian regimes. The course helps students untangle this paradox by exploring a series of memoirs by survivors and perpetrators, as well as scholarly essays, films, and other cultural statements.