Summer 2011

Attention students! Take advantage of these exciting programs that will be offered this summer: Abroad Programs, Accelerated Intensive Language Programs, and Summer Session Courses.

Summer Abroad Programs

UC Davis Summer Abroad Programs provide students with a unique opportunity to take UC Davis courses, taught by UC Davis instructors, in an international setting. This year, two faculty members from the department will be teaching two abroad programs:

Renaissance Florence and the Birth of Modern Europe
June 30 - July 31, 2011
Location: Florence, Italy
Comparative Literature 180S & 198
Credit: 8 Units
Instructor: Prof. Brenda Schildgen
Weblink: Click HERE

Palaces of the Gods: Texts, Temples, and Tombs in India
July 22 - August 22, 2011
Location: Pondicherry & Delhi, India
Comparative Literature 180S & (Select one of the following)
Comparative Literature 198, Middle East/South Asian Studies 198, OR Religious Studies 198
Credit: 8 Units
Instructors: Prof. Archana Venkatesan
Weblink: Click HERE

UC Davis also has a variety of summer abroad programs. For more information, please visit:

Accelerated Intensive Language Programs

  • Chinese (Intensive Elementary and Intermediate level)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

For more information on eligibility and registration for UC Davis Intensive Language Programs, click HERE.

Summer Sessions: I and II (Tentative)

(Visit the UC Davis Summer Sessions web site for information on summer coursework:

SESSION I: June 20 - July 29, 2011
Course Title Units CRN Days/Times Location Instructor
COM 3 Major Books: The Modern Crisis 4 50878 MTW 2:10-4:25P 267 Olson Elizabeth Skwiot
COM 164B Renaissance 4 53268 TWR 10:00-11:40A 105 Olson Juliana Schiesari
SESSION II: August 1 - September 9, 2011
Course Title Units CRN Days/Times Location Instructor
COM 2 Major Books: From the Middle
Ages to the Enlightenment
4 70905 TWR 11:00A-1:15P 151 Olson Giovanna Montenegro
COM 4 Major Books of the
Contemporary World
4 70906 MTW 2:10-4:25P 244 Olson Ted Geier
COM 100 World Cinema 4 73666 TR 11:00-1:30P
TR 2:10-4:40P
101 Olson Sheldon Lu
COM 151 Colonial and Postcolonial
Experience in Literature
4 73667 TR 11:00-1:30P 141 Olson Noha Radwan