Comparative Literature, B.A. (30-31 Credit Major)

The required credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (30-31)

9 credits in foundation courses:

In order to gain a shared background in Western and non-Western literary classics, all students must select one of two linked pairs of foundation courses, and IDW 213. The first pair is organized by historical periods and consists of IDW 211 and IDW 212. The alternate pair is organized by literary genre and consists of ENG 347 and ENG 348. For course descriptions, see the descriptions later in this Bulletin under English and World Classics.

3-4 credits in Introduction to Literary Studies:

The student must take one of the following courses on the methods of literary study:

Credits
ENG 300Introduction to Literary Study

4

SPA 300Introduction to Literary Studies

3

FRE 300Introduction to French Literature and Literary Criticism

3

IRI 300Introduction to Literary Studies

3

Or

ITA 300Introduction to Literary Studies

3

Students should select a course directly relevant to the advanced literature courses chosen in the 9-credit section below. For example, students planning to take 300- or 400-level courses in English Literature and Spanish Literature should take either ENG 300 or SPA 300 to satisfy this requirement.

6 credits in language courses:

The two courses may be chosen from:

Credits
SPV 246Introduction to Linguistics

3

ENG 304The Structure of Modern English

3

FRE 310Comparative Grammar

3

ITA 310Comparative Grammar

3

POR 310Comparative Grammar

3

SPA 310Comparative Grammar

3

GER 310Comparative Grammar

3

RUS 310Comparative Grammar

3

JAL 310Comparative Grammar

3

IRI 3100 Comparative Grammar

3

9 credits in Elective Courses:

The three courses must be chosen from advanced 300-400-level literature courses read in the original language. These courses must be in no more than two languages. Students should select courses that enable them to concentrate on a particular historical period (e.g., the nineteenth century), a literary genre (e.g., the novel ), or a geographical area (the Caribbean, Latin America, etc.). Honors students must take CLT 481 as one of their three elective courses. For students minoring in Early Childhood and Childhood Education, one of these elective courses must deal with children's literature.

3 credits in Seminar:

Credits
CLT 360Variable Topics in Comparative Literature

3