Welcome to the Comparative Literature and Culture Program!
The Comparative Literature and Culture program is an interdisciplinary degree intended to appeal to students with a strong interest in literatures and cultures by bridging the divisions between national cultures (instead of concentrating on a single tradition) and their own.
The CMPL program looks to the past for a tradition of a broad liberal arts training in languages, literary study and the humanities, and at the same time anticipates the growing emphasis on international and trans-cultural studies advanced by USF and other institutions and agencies.
With its emphasis on cultural diversity, the CMPL program trains students to think, read and analyze the world in more than one language, making them marketable in most international fields.
Students will be prepared for careers that require research skills, such as education, journalism, international media, communications, publishing, and other professions that involve translation, and a solid knowledge of intercultural and international relations.
With a Degree in CMPL, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the literary, historical, social, or cultural issues that influence literary works, including diversity of perspectives, experiences, and traditions.
- Articulate in writing and discussion their responses to literary texts with a view to equipping them with the knowledge, values, and sensitivity to succeed as persons and professionals.
- Demonstrate a basic critical ability to identify, interpret, and evaluate the ideas and formal features of an integrated body of literary texts in the context of a socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the factors that create diversity in human societies, including for examples, gender, race, class, and ethnicity.
For information about the Major or the Minor in CMPL please contact Dr.
Anne Mairesse at firstname.lastname@example.org.