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Comparative Literature


There are three paths to the major in Comparative Literature: the Area Studies Track, the Foreign Language Track, and the Global Cultural Studies Track, which does not require foreign language classes. All three paths consist of 12 courses totaling 36 credits.


The Minor track consists from 5 courses totalling 15 credits.

Declaring Comparative Literature as a Major or Minor

Go to the Registrar’s web page and complete the Declaration of Major Form following their instructions. (this applies to Majors and Minors).

After completing and printing out the form you must bring the form to the department (located at Kissena Hall 259) to have it signed by the Chair and then submit it to the One Stop Service Center for processing.


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Chair: Ali Jimale Ahmed
Dept. Office: Queens Hall 270C 
Phone: 718-997-5690
Fax: 718-997-5745

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