Jun 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

Comparative Literature and Languages, BA Major in

The Comparative Literature and Languages major is designed to enable the student to acquire a broad background not only in the literary history of different cultures and countries, but also in their relation to one another, and their relative degrees of influence on crosscultural movements, themes and genres in literature and the arts. A major in Comparative Literature and Languages reflects the intellectual breadth, flexibility and openness to cultural difference that the world increasingly demands. A degree in Comparative Literature and Languages prepares students for graduate study in the same field (or in any of the related areas of specialization), as well as provides a solid general basis for study in professional schools, such as law, education, public administration, or business.

Totals for both the major and the minor  can include credits that fulfill other college and university requirements.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 30

1. Foreign Language - Total Semester Hours: 15

Complete 9 s.h. in a language other than English beyond level 2; and complete 6 s.h. in another language other than English. 

2. Literature - Total Semester Hours: 15

Complete five courses in Comparative Literature or Literature in Translation. 

  • These may include HUHC 013 and HUHC 014 (the Humanities component of Culture & Expression&; in Honors College) 
  • One of these courses must be a CLL or LIT course in non-western literature or in the cross-cultural (CC) category 
  • In consultation with the major adviser and chairperson, a CLL major can choose to pursue (for 3 s.h.) advanced research on a special topic as a capstone course (under the CLL listings for Senior Essay, Honors Thesis, or as an Internship)  
  • Courses in FRLT, ITLT, or SPLT may be applied towards the major requirement with the approval of the CLLL department chair

Complete BA Requirements

BA Requirements  in HCLAS.