Comparative Literature Major

Description: A program that focuses on two or more literary traditions in the original languages or in translation. Includes instruction in comparative linguistics; applicable foreign languages; English/French language and literature; literary criticism; and applications to genre, period, national, and textual studies as well as literary forms such as poetry, prose, and drama. Is Comparative Literature the right major for you?
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Comparative Literature Major

What Courses Do Comparative Literature Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Comparative Literature majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Drama
  • Foreign Language
  • Linguistics
  • Poetry
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