Requirements for the Major in Comparative Literature

The interdisciplinary major in Compa­rative Literature leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. All courses offered for the major must be taken for a letter grade. All upper-division courses offered for the major must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Completion of the major requires 36 credits.

A. Introduction
Two courses that survey a literary theme historically and cross-culturally, selected from the following:
HUM 109 Philosophy and Literature in Social Context
HUM 121 Death and Afterlife in Literature
HUM 122 Images of Women in Literature
HUM 123 Sin and Sexuality in Literature

B. Background
Three courses beyond the introductory level, chosen from the following:
CLL 215, CLT 211, CLT 212, CLT 220, CLT 266
-or one course per designator from the following: EGL 200-level, FRN 395, FRN 396, ITL 395, ITL 396, GER 344, HUR 341JDH 261
-or one of the following classical language courses: LAT 112 or SKT 112

C. Literature in the Original Language
At least one course in literature in its original language (other than English)

D. Theory
CLT 301 Theory of Literature
or CCS 301 Theorizing Cinema and Culture

E. Advanced Study
Four upper-division courses, at least one from each of groups 1 and 2:

Group 1:
CLL 315 Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greek Literature
CLT 330 Literary Genres
CLT 334 Other Literary Genres
CLT 391 African Comparative Literature
CLT 392 Multicultural Comparative Literature
CLT 393 European Comparative Literature
CLT 394 Asian Comparative Literature

Group 2:
CLT 335 Interdisciplinary Study of Films
CLT 361 Literature and Society
CLT 362 Literature and Ideas
CLT 363 Literature and the Arts
CCS 311 Gender and Genre in Film
CCS 312 Cinema and the Ancient World
CCS 313 Television Studies
CCS 390 Latin American Cinema
CCS 391 Contemporary African Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 392 American Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 393 European Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 394 Asian Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 395 Digital Cultural Studies

F. Senior Project
A directed study project (CLT 487 or for students in the honors program, CLT 495) for graduating majors, to be arranged with the major advisor and an instructor of the student's choice no later than the end of the first semester of senior standing.

G. Upper-Division Writing Requirement
For all majors, the term paper for required course CLT 301 or CCS 301 is evaluated by the instructor for its quality of writing. Students whose writing is satisfactory fulfill this requirement with that paper. Students who do not fulfill the requirement in CLT 301must submit to the major advisor a portfolio of papers written for subsequent upper-division courses taken for the major, no later than the first semester of senior standing, and must achieve an evaluation of S (Satis­factory) on the portfolio. For further details consult the director of undergraduate studies or the major advisor.

Honors Program

Students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.50 in the major and 3.00 overall may attempt the degree in Comparative Literature with honors.

The honors program requires one of the following options in addition to the requirements of the major:

A. A second course in literature in the original language used for Requirement C.
B. Study of a language other than that used for Requirement C through the intermediate level.
C. Fulfillment of the requirements for the minor in a cognate discipline (to be approved by the major advisor; minors in language or literature recommended).
In addition, students seeking the honors major must use CLT 495to fulfill major Requirement F.

Requirements for the Minor

The minor in Comparative Literature is designed especially to interest students majoring in a foreign language, English, and other humanities fields. It provides a broad overview of the theory and techniques of comparative study, and an oppor­tunity for the student to bring comparative breadth to his or her major field of study.

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

A. Introduction
One course that surveys a literary theme historically and cross-culturally, selected from the following:
HUM 109 Philosophy and Literature in Social Context
HUM 121 Death and Afterlife in Literature
HUM 122 Images of Women in Literature
HUM 123 Sin and Sexuality in Literature

B. Background
Two courses beyond the introductory level, chosen from the following:
CLL 215, CLT 211, CLT 212, CLT 220, CLT 266
or one course per designator from the following: EGL 200-level, FRN 395, FRN 396, ITL 395, ITL 396, GER 344, HUR 341JDH 261
or one of the following classical language courses: LAT 112 or SKT 112

C. Literature in the Original Language
At least one course in literature in its original language (other than English)

D. Theory
CLT 301 Theory of Literature
or CCS 301 Theorizing Cinema and Culture

E. Advanced Study

Two upper-division courses, one from group 1, and one from group 2:

Group 1:
CLL 315 Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greek Literature
CLT 330 Literary Genres
CLT 334 Other Literary Genres
CLT 391 African Comparative Literature
CLT 392 Multicultural Comparative Literature
CLT 393 European Comparative Literature
CLT 394 Asian Comparative Literature

Group 2:
CLT 335 Interdisciplinary Study of Film
CLT 361 Literature and Society
CLT 362 Literature and Ideas
CLT 363 Literature and the Arts
CCS 311 Gender and Genre in Film
CCS 312 Cinema and the Ancient World
CCS 313 Television Studies
CCS 390 Latin American Cinema
CCS 391 Contemporary African Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 392 American Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 393 European Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 394 Asian Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 395 Digital Cultural Studies