Minor in Comparative Literature and Culture

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • articulate in writing and discussions responses to literary texts in the context of their historical, cultural and/or aesthetic traditions
  • identify and compare ideas and formal features of an integrated body of literary or non-literary texts using the disciplinary convention and methodologies of literary and cultural analyses
  • appreciate and explain the plurality of meanings and diversity of perspectives presented in literary and non-literary texts of one or more ethnic, racial, religious and culturally diverse groups, or their communities within the US


20 units

Introduction (4 units)

  • CMPL 195 First-Year Seminar
  • CMPL 200 Intro to Comp. Studies
  • CMPL 295 Transfer-Year Seminar

Intermediate Level (4 units)

  • CMPL 399 Critical Analysis

Foreign Language (4 units - 1 course)

4th Semester of a Foreign Language (202 in target language)

Students must complete one 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 tests)

300-Level Literature and Culture Electives (8 units - 2 courses)

  • two elective courses at the 300-level or above from the offerings of departments and interdisciplinary programs. These courses must have a strong emphasis in one or more literatures and cultures of the world and be approved by CMPL adviser
  • one elective course at the 300-level
    one foreign language studies course (300-level or above in target language)
  • CMPL 400 Capstone Seminar

Study Abroad

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.

12 of the total 20 units for the comparative Literature and Culture minor must be completed in residence at USF.

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