Students must complete two semesters of
one foreign language above the three semesters required by the College of Arts
and Sciences (level 101, 102, and 201 or equivalent, as determined by placement
- 4th Semester of a Foreign Language (202 in target language )
- 5th Semester of a Foreign Language (300-level course taught in the target language)
Six 300-Level Literature and Culture Electives (24 Units)
One Capstone Seminar (4 Units)
- CMPL - 400 Capstone Seminar in Comparative Literature and Culture: Political Fictions
Upon completion of all their electives, students will register for the Capstone Seminar on Political Fictions. In this seminar they will also conclude their individual research in their area of concentration and write a Senior Thesis. Additional information about the Capstone Seminar and Guidelines for the Senior Thesis are available on canvas.
Majors in Comparative Literature and
Culture are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Students should consult with the
Center for Global Education in UC 5th floor for information about USF Sponsored Study
enrolled in CMPL will register their progress toward
completion of their Major in an e-portfolio.
Students may transfer up to
twelve (12) units toward their elective requirements from another
institution or a study abroad program. To transfer, courses must be at the
minimum level of 300 or above, or its equivalent. To facilitate transfers,
student will provide the course syllabus, a major paper written for that course
and a petition form for each course.
minimum of twenty-four (24) of the total forty-four (44) units required for
the Comparative Literature and Culture Major must be completed in residence at
No more than eight units of
the CMPL major or minor can count toward a second major and/or minor.
To make an advising appointment, please write to:
Learning Goals/Outcomes for the Major in Comparative Literature and Culture
Students will be able to
in comparative analysis of literary texts and other cultural artifacts
that seek to enhance our understanding of cross-national cultural
commonalities and differences.
- communicate in a foreign language both orally and in writing.
a comprehensive understanding of, and respect toward, one or more of
the many cultures of different regions of the world in their varied
dimensions (social, historical, political, religious, economic,
linguistic and artistic).
- bridge the divisions between national literatures and cultures instead of concentrating on a single tradition or their own.
- develop an intellectual engagement, introspection and reflective sensibility that will contribute to life-long learning.