Minor in Comparative Literature

Below are the core requirements to achive a minor in Comparative Literature. To see descriptions of these courses, check the general course descriptions

Seniors with appropriate preparation may take English 208, Graduate Seminar in Comparative Literature and apply it to the Comparative Literature minor.

Please contact the English Department Major Advisor for more information.

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).

Important Forms

Minor in Comparative Literature


Course Requirements: (17-20 Units)

Choose two courses from: (6-8 Units)

  • ENGL 040 Contemporary World Fiction
  • ENGL 117B Global Film, Literature, and Cultures
  • ENGL 123A Literature for Global Understanding—The Americas
  • ENGL 123B Literature for Global Understanding—Africa
  • ENGL 123C Literature for Global Understanding—Oceania
  • ENGL 123D Literature for Global Understanding—Asia
  • ENGL / COLT 121 Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • ENGL / COLT 122 Topics in Comparative World Literature

Choose 11-12 Units of:

Upper Division Instructor Consent and Advisor Approved World Language Literature courses (ENGL 120 or above) or Advisor Approved Upper-Division literature-in-translation courses with extensive reading in the original language.