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Comparative Literature Minor

Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies examines common features in the literatures of more than one culture. It can focus on a genre, a period or a theme, or it can focus very broadly on the materials of literature itself—structure, rhetoric or language. We live today in a global society where languages, literatures and cultures intersect and interbreed, and that is why it is important to broaden our scope, to see the world. We offer courses in the literature and culture of Europe and America, of China, Japan and Korea, and of East and West Africa. In comparative literature classes, you will read works in translation.

Comparative Literature Minor Info

African Languages & Literature Minor

The Minor in African Languages and Literatures is designed to provide students with a deep, coordinated and valuable understanding of the African continent and the multi-dimensional aspects of the linguistic and literary life on the continent. The minor is designed for undergraduate students interested either in the languages of Africa or in the body of literary work present on the continent. The minor will additionally assist students interested in pursuing graduate work in the humanities with special focus on issues pertaining to language or literature in Africa. Although the courses offered in the minor will mainly be those based within Comparative Literature department, there will be opportunities for students to have independent studies in areas beyond the scope of the department courses. Students will also be able to petition for African language and literature-related content courses in other departments (such as English, Drama, Linguistics, etc.) towards the program. 

African Languages & Literatures Minor

Asian Languages & Literature Minor

The Asian Languages and Literature major provides students access to cultural traditions shared by a fifth of the world’s population. In addition to preparing students for study-abroad opportunities, courses not only focus on achieving speaking, reading, and writing proficiency, but also cultural proficiency through the study of current trends and historical contexts. The degree is designed to be flexible in helping students reach their goals, whether international business or study abroad programs.

Asian Languages & Literature Major Info

Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese Minors

Students who wish to minor in a language of East and Southeast Asia, as opposed to majoring in Asian Languages and Literatures with a specific language focus, have 5 options to choose from.

Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese Minor Info

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