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Foreign Languages

Comparative Literature

The minor in Comparative Literature is housed in the Department of Foreign Languages.  A minor in Comp Lit can be a strong addition to a humanities major, particularly in preparation for graduate studies.  But an education in world literature makes for an exciting addition to any educational program.

21 credits (total) for Comp Lit minor

Requirements: (The following four categories)

1. Comparative Literature 101 and 102 [6 credits]

2. Foreign Language Literature Course [3 credits]
At least three credits in advanced literature courses read in a language other than your own. (Examples: French and German 340, 460, 470; Spanish 441, 442, 453, 454, 480 and 490 and French, German and Spanish 493).

3. English 380 (Literary Theory) [3 credits]

4. Comparative Artistic, Cultural, Historical or Theatrical Studies [3 credits]
Examples of appropriate courses: Art 387 History of Baroque and Rococo Art; Art 388 Nineteenth Century European Art; Art 389 The Rise of Modernism in Modern Europe Art 1875-1945; History 303 Topics in History and Literature; 313 Women in European History; 321 European Social and Intellectual History; History 322 Western Europe in the 17th century; Crisis and the Search for Order; History 323 Western Europe in the 17th century; Crisis and the Search for Order; History 323 Western Europe in the 18th Century; Enlightenment and Revolution; History 324 History in the 19th Century: The Age of European Hegemony; History 325 History in the 20th Century: Conflict and Transformation; History 340 Eastern Europe in the 20th Century: Conflict and Transformation; History 340 Eastern Europe in the 20th; History 393 Holocaust. Political Science 362 Eastern Europe Politics; Political Science 370 Asian Politics; Political Science 372 African Politics; Political Science 393 Early Western Political Theory. Theater 351 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theatre History I; Theater 352 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theatre History II.)

AND

Additional courses in Comparative Literature, English and Foreign Language Literature beyond the required coursework above to total 21 credits for the Comp Lit minor.

Examples of suitable English courses:
310 (The Modern Short Story); 312 (Modern Drama); 319 (The Novel since 1850); 361 (World Lit. through the 17th Century); 362 World Literature from the 17th Century to the Present.