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Spring Catalogue Announces Changes, Additions in Courses

Comparative Literature Becomes Part of Regular English Department


Changes ranging all the way from shifts in examination groupings to the incorporation of an entire set of courses in another department are embodied in the 1940-41 catalogue, recently released from University Hall in its provisional form.

Largest of the changes is the disappearance of the Comparative Literature department with all its courses, and their reappearance under the name of English courses. Unannounced in the provisional catalogue, this change was made public yesterday and will be effected in the printing of the final edition for next year, appearing next September.

Comparative Literature 12, the Nineteenth Century Novel, will be listed as English 6, although it will be the same course and will still be given by Harry T. Levin, instructor in English.

In the same way Comp. Lit. 24b will become English 8b, and Comp. Lit. 40 will become English 117b. Comp. Lit. 19 will become English 3, Comp. Lit. 12b will become English 61b, and Comp. Lit. 7a will become English 117a, but these courses will be omitted in 1940-41.

Introductory Latin Course

Other changes taking place include a new course in Latin, Latin G, a course for beginners which will resemble its sister course, Greek G. Latin G will not count for a degree if Elementary Latin is counted for admission.

Greek 15a and 15b, on Homer: the Ilind and the Odyssey, and Latin 15, on Virgil and his works, are being omitted for the second straight year.

Instead of the course on Lucretius and the Epicureans in Relation to Recent Thought, given by Roscoe Pound, University Professor, as Latin 9, the department of Classical Civilization is offering for next year two courses, Greek 10, on Man and Society in Greek Thought, and Latin 10, Life and Literature of the Romans.

Celtic Changes

The form and content of Celtic 1 are to be changed next year radically. The course will be given as History of Celtic Literature, and will be open to undergraduates as well as to graduates. This year the course, known as Old Irish, centered in grammar and interpretation of texts. This course is now to be called Celtic 5.

Another course which will be offered in the Celtic Department next year will be History of Religions 16, a half course on Legend and Tradition with Special Reference to Celtic Material. This course was presented this year only in the department of History and Philosophy of Religion.

In the History Department, Chinese 10a will be presented under the title of Cultural History of the Far East rather than under its former designation of Survey of the History of Eastern Asia from Early Times to 1500.

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