Dec 04, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comparative World Literature, B.A.


The Bachelor of Arts in Comparative World Literature has three emphasis options:

  1. World Literature in Translation
  2. Cultural Studies
  3. Language and Literature

Emphasis I: World Literature in Translation


The World Literature in Translation emphasis allows students to explore a variety of literatures in a flexible curriculum adapted to their interests, with the goal of developing applied skills and global competencies.

A minimum of 36 units distributed as follows:


Lower Division (18 units):


Upper Division (18 units)


300-level and 400-level CWL courses (12 units) chosen from:

Required seminar (3 units):

Emphasis II: Cultural Studies


Cultural Studies is the interdisciplinary study of literature and other forms of cultural expression within social and historical contexts. This emphasis offers a core of literature classes and an interdisciplinary pattern of cultural studies courses from the Liberal Arts.

A minimum of 33 units distributed as follows:


300-level and 400-level CWL courses (12 units) chosen from:


Elective Courses in Cultural Studies (15 units):


15 upper-division units in appropriate cultural studies courses, including additional Comparative World Literature classes, drawn from the following departments or areas: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian and Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, Classics, Dance, English, Film and Electronic Arts, History, Religious Studies, Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or other appropriate departments and areas of study. Consult a department advisor about courses which will count toward the Cultural Studies emphasis.

Required seminar (3 units):


Emphasis III: Language and Literature


The traditional undergraduate major in Comparative Literature, encouraging language acquisition, designed to prepare the student for graduate study in Comparative Literature or related fields.

A minimum of 42 units distributed as follows:


Lower Division (18 units):


Upper Division (18 units):


300-level CWL or CLSC courses and 400-level CWL courses (12 units) chosen from:

Required seminar (3 units):

Foreign Language Requirement (6 units):


6 units upper-division foreign language courses, including at least one literature course. For this emphasis, a year of a second foreign language study is encouraged but not required.