program requires completion of twenty (20) units, as follows:
One Introductory Course: (4 units)
- CMPL 195 First-Year-Seminar: The Beauty of the Beast in Literature OR Literature of the Child: Trauma and Healing
- CMPL 295 Transfer Seminar: Animal Encounters in Literature OR Life Disrupted: The Psychic Wound in Early Life
- CMPL 200 Introduction to Comparative Studies: Cultures in Conflict
One Intermediate Level Course (4 units)
- CMPL 299 Critical Analysis
One Foreign Language Courses (4 units)
Students must complete one semester 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 tests)
- 4th Semester of a Foreign Language (202 in target language)
Two 300-Level Literature and Culture Electives (8 units)
Students must select two elective courses at the 300-level or above from the offerings of Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs. Such electives may also include a foreign language course at the 300-level, and/or the CMPL Capstone Seminar.
- Students enrolled in CMPL program must meet with a CMPL advisor to discuss their choice of electives before registering.
Minors in Comparative Literature and Culture are strongly
encouraged to study abroad.
Students may transfer up to eight units from a study abroad
program into the Comparative Literature and Culture minor.
Twelve of the total twenty units for the comparative
Literature and Culture minor must be completed in residence at USF.
Learning Goals/Outcomes for the Minor in
Comparative Literature and Culture
Students will be able to
- Engage in comparative analyses 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
- Demonstrate a basic 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.