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Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature

University of Delaware

Newark Campus, Newark, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Comparative Literature brings an international and intercultural perspective to bear on the study of literary themes, forms, movements and relations, as well as the interrelations between different national literatures and other disciplines. The Comparative Literature Program provides students the opportunity to design a course of study allowing specialization in two or more literatures. Traditionally, the student chooses one major literature, then studies one or more other literatures that have greatly influenced the major. For example, the student might choose English literature of the nineteenth century as his primary focus, then take courses in German and/or French literature of the same period to discover mutual themes and influences. Or the student might choose Latin American literature of the twentieth century and enrich his appreciation by taking courses in North American and French literatures of the same period. Students may also study the interrelationships of literature with other disciplines: art, music, film, etc. The program requires expertise at the advanced elective level in at least one, preferably two, foreign languages. Students pursuing this major must develop a broad overview of the development of Western Literature by taking the two survey courses CMLT 207 and CMLT 208; they must also investigate the roots of the tradition through CMLT 202, Biblical and Classical Literature.