Undergraduate study in Comparative Literature

What can you study in Comparative Literature?

Comparative Literature introduces you to works, and develops strategies for reading literature, across a wide range of cultures, chronological periods, and disciplines. In Comparative Literature courses, all texts are read in English and are made available in their original languages to students of those languages.

You can explore literary forms which are found almost all over the world, such as folktales. You can also study the social and psychological functions of storytelling and literature depicting cross-cultural encounters.

Comparative Literature can be especially useful if you are majoring in a language or in English, and some courses can be included in these majors. Comparative Literature presents skills and theories which are relevant to your major and allows you to expand the cultural range of your literary studies.

Undergraduate programmes in Comparative Literature

You can study Comparative Literature as elective courses in the BA.

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