Comparative Literature Minor

Requirements for the Minor in Comparative Literature (12 Credits)

The minor in Comparative Literature allows a student to build an interdisciplinary concentration of courses focused on a specific historical period, literary genre, or geographical area.

Literature majors

Literature majors may use the minor to study works in a second language read in the original language or in translation, or to enrich their study of literature in their major by adding relevant courses from participating departments and programs, such as African and African American Studies, Anthropology, English, History, Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Theatre, or Women's Studies.

Literature majors are encouraged to take:

Credits
ENG 463Seminar in Literature—Theory & Criticism

3

Non-literature majors

Non-literature majors may use the minor as a way of studying literature, read in the original language or in translation, from both literary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Non-literature majors are encouraged to take

Credits
IDW 211Classics of the Western World: Ancient and Medieval

3

And

IDW 212Classics of the Western World II: Renaissance and Modern

3

Or

ENG 347Western Traditions--Narrative

3

And

ENG 348Western Traditions--Drama

3

To satisfy requirements for the Comparative Literature minor

Students must complete four courses (12 credits) selected from the participating departments and programs two at the 200 level or above, and two at the 300 level or above. At least two of these courses (including one course above the 200 level) must be literature courses. The minor must include works from more than one national literature. Courses should be selected to allow concentration on a specific historical period, literary genre, or geographical area. One course may be from the student's major department, but the credits must be separate from credits counted for the major. Each student's plan of study must be approved by a Comparative Literature adviser.