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Comparative Literature

As a comparative literature major, you’ll gain a critical and historical perspective on world literature and cultures, with the choice of two tracks. If you want to emphasize literature in your course work, take the comparative literary studies track; if you’re interested in studying literature and theory by integrating rigorous work in film, video or other arts and media, take the literary, visual and media studies track. The major’s broad range of courses provides a critical and historical perspective on world literature and cultures.

Sample Courses

  • Narratives of Travel, Migration and Exile
  • The Tragic Theater
  • Martial Arts Film and Literature: Globalization from the East
  • Thinking Surrealisms

Students went off to

  • Study veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Be a production editor at Random House
  • Be international projects coordinator at the Joslin Diabetes Center