Comparative Literature

Requirements for the Major

  1. CMPL 201 Introduction to Comparative Literature

  2. The student must fulfill one of the following two programs of study:

    1. Eight literature courses in Literature & Languages at the 300-level or higher (although up to two 200-level English classes may count toward the eight); three of these literature courses must be at the 300-level or higher in a language other than English.

    2. An interdisciplinary track that includes at least six literature courses in Lit & Lang (two of these literature courses must be at the 300-level or higher in a language other than English) and three or more courses in an allied field.

  3. Introduction to Literary Theory (Lit 400) or a similar theory course with broad coverage.

  4. The standard divisional requirement in Literature and Languages of one unit in the Division of the Arts. (The major requirements ensure that the divisional requirement of two units of a literature not in translation will necessarily be fulfilled.)

  5. CMPL 470 (thesis).

Recommended Coursework

Two semesters of a 200-level humanities course; second-year competence in a second foreign language.