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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 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, History, Philosophy, Theatre, or Women's Studies. Literature majors are encouraged to take ENG 306: Literary Criticism. 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 IDW (CLT) 211 and 212, or ENG 347 and 348. 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.

Last modified: 9/3/2014