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Comparative Literature

College of Letters and Science

Through the study of writings from authors of different cultures, backgrounds and periods of history, we learn to appreciate the commonalities all humans share as well as the differences that give rise to our diversity. From Aesop’s fables and Lady Murasaki’s early Japanese novels to the contemporary work of such writers as Morrison and Garcia Marquez, comparative literature minors explore a broad range of genres, styles and themes. 

The minor in comparative literature allows students to combine courses in comparative literature with courses in a national literature, including English or foreign literature in translation. There is no foreign language requirement for the minor.

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