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Comparative Literature

Area Studies Track

2 courses / 6 credits
Advanced literature courses in a language other than English:

  • Courses must be completed in a language other than English, and in order to be approved, the literature must be read in the original, not in translation.

2 courses / 6 credits
Courses related to the culture of the student's foreign language specialization (from the above section) chosen with the approval of the Chair:

  • These courses may be chosen from Anthropology, Art History, CMAL, ELL, HLL, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.
  • Readings may be in translation, but course work must be related to the culture of the student's foreign language study.

3 courses / 9 credits
Approved electives in any literature:

  • Courses must be above the level of CMLIT 101 and 102, and above ENGL 110 and 120. These courses may be chosen from CMLIT, CMAL, ELL, English, and HLL.

5 courses / 15 credits
Courses in Comparative Literature:

  • One course in CMLIT above the level of 101 and 102.
  • Two courses chosen from CMLIT 331-350, one of which must be CMLIT 331: History of Literary Criticism.
  • Two advanced seminars from CMLIT 381-384 (all of which are offered as W).


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