Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Major

Guidelines for the Major

  • 100-level courses (including freshman seminars and CPLT 110) do not count toward the major
  • A literature course that does not count toward the major of the department that offers the course would also not count for the Comparative Literature major
  • Majors are encouraged to fulfill their three literature electives with advanced courses

The five core courses:

  • 201 Major Texts: Reading Comparatively
  • 202 Major Texts: Literatures, Genres, Media
  • 301 Methods of Interpretation
  • 302 Literary Theory
  • 490 Literature Major Seminar

Electives:

  • Two courses in a language other than English at the 200 level or above
  • Three courses offered by the Dept. of Comparative Literature at the 300 level or above (up to two of these courses may be replaced by literature courses in a language other than English at the 300 level or above)

Requirements for the Minor

The five core courses:

  • 201 Major Texts: Reading Comparatively
  • 202 Major Texts: Literatures, Genres, Media
  • 301 Methods of Interpretation
  • 302 Literary Theory
  • 490 Literature Major Seminar