Undergraduate Study

Comparative Literature Minor

The Comparative Literature minor offers students interested in literature and the humanities the opportunity to gain insight into the critical problems and theories addressed by comparative literature and to apply that knowledge in literature and comparative literature courses.

To enter the minor students must have fulfilled the College Writing requirement, have completed 40 units with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, have taken at least one year or equivalent of a language other than English, and file a petition with either the faculty or staff undergraduate adviser, 350B Humanities Building, 310-825-7650.

Required Courses (28 units minimum): (1) Four upper-division comparative literature courses (one course from Comparative Literature 1A through 4DW may be substituted), (2) two upper-division courses in one literature (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish) in the original language, and (3) one upper-division course in a second literature in the original language (one level-six foreign language course may be substituted). If students complete two upper-division courses in a language other than English, they may petition to take one upper-division course taught in English translation to fulfill the third requirement.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.