Spring 2021 - WL 480 D100

Research Seminar for Honours Essay (4)

Class Number: 8503

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Instructor:

    Melek Ortabasi
    1 778 782-8660
  • Prerequisites:

    Lower division and language requirements for the World Literature major plus 12 units of upper division requirements including WL 300. Open only to students who have been accepted into the World Literature honours program. Admission is by permission of the Instructor and the Department.



Examines the methods and methodologies of world literature by focusing on case studies of influence, reception and translation. The case studies will be chosen in relation to students' approved topics for honours essays. Students, meeting regularly with their advisors, will perform extensive preparatory research for WL 490 and show solid evidence of this preparation by the end of the semester.

Registrar Notes:


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