Major or Minor in Comparative Literature

Look at the world through a diverse, interdisciplinary lens

As a comparative literature major in the Language, Literature and Culture Department, you will enjoy a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary and multicultural program of studies — in poetry, prose, drama, film and related arts — that cuts across national and linguistic boundaries. You'll develop and hone the components of textual analysis: identifying an author’s message and intended audience, as well as examining the effectiveness of the communication techniques employed to convey that message. In addition, by exploring authors and literary movements around the world, you will engage with many of life’s most important questions and gain valuable perspectives on the human experience.