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B.A. in Comparative Literature

B.A. in Comparative Literature

San Diego State University

San Diego State University, San Diego , United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Comparative literature at SDSU offers students the opportunity to study a broad range of literature from various cultures around the world. Courses are offered in European literature from ancient to contemporary times; in the literature of Asia, Africa, and Latin America; in folk literature, legend, fantasy and science fiction; in literary theory; and in special topics, such as literature and existentialism, Japanese literature and film, and rock poetry. All reading is done in English translation. Majors who plan to do graduate work in comparative literature are required to complete additional courses in a foreign language literature taught in the original language. Other majors, including those pursuing a teaching credential, are not subject to this requirement. Traditionally, comparative study has been based on literary movements, periods, and lines of influence, as well as on genres, themes, myths, and legends. In recent years, comparative literature has come to include the comparison of literature with other areas of human experience, as well. Career Opportunities: Comparative literature is an excellent major for anyone who desires a broadening and enriching liberal arts education. Because it provides students with sensitivity to international cultures, it is particularly useful for careers in Foreign Service and international trade. Translating, editing and publishing, journalism, broadcasting, and film are other possibilities, as well as advertising and public relations, politics, writing, library work, and criticism. Comparative literature is also, like English, an excellent foundation for careers in the professions, especially law.
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