For students who have knowledge of a language other than English and are interested in studying literature within cultural, socioeconomic, historical, and political context, Comparative Literature offers stimulating coursework and a useful B.A. As a major Comparative Literature provides a flexible, multicultural and interdisciplinary general education by allowing students to take courses in four different departments.
Comparative Literature gives students the intellectual tools to analyze literature, the arts and culture from a variety of psychological and philosophical perspectives and it prepares them for careers in areas such as law, business, publishing, or teaching.
Requirements for a Major in Comparative Literature:
* Four upper division courses in Comparative Literature (including CL 100)
* Four upper division courses in one literature area (such as Spanish, English, Chinese, Korean, Armenian, Classics, or Russian, etc.)
* Three upper division courses in a second literature (again ranging from English, Spanish, Hebrew, or Arabic to Japanese, Polish or Greek)
* One upper division elective course. These may come from a wide range of areas, including but not limited to Art History, History, Philosophy, Film, or Political Science; some students use a third language area.