Comparative & World Literature: World Literature, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Comparative & World Literature, World Literature Concentration

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The Major in Comparative & World Literature, World Literature Concentration focuses on breadth in the study of literatures and cultures from around the globe, read in English translation (no foreign language required beyond the General Education requirement). This concentration can be easily combined with a certificate in Translation Studies, a major or minor in Global Studies, Area Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, or majors and minors in anthropology, cinema and media studies, history, music, political science, philosophy, world religion, the visual arts, and related fields.

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Comparative and World Literature, World Literature Concentration 

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60 - 75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction: To be eligible for distinction, a student must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average and a 3.75 grade-point average in departmental courses, complete a senior thesis (CWL 493), and receive the approval of the departmental honors committee. The departmental honors committee will determine the level of distinction to be awarded.

World Literature Concentration Requirements

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Minimum required major and supporting course work equate to 33 hours with at least 18 hours of Comparative Literature courses.  Twelve hours of 300- 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours. Students will complete 40 hours of upper division coursework (these hours can be drawn from all elements of the degree).

CWL 202Literature and Ideas3
Five core CWL courses chosen from broadly comparative courses, from the following:15
At least two courses must be at the 300-400- level. At least one course must be in a period prior to 1800 and one course in a period since 1800.
Global Consciousness and Lit
Cross-Cultural Thematics
Lit of Asia & Africa I
Lit of Asia & Africa II
Comparative Lit Studies
Early Masterpieces of Western Culture
Modern Masterpieces of Western Culture
Special Topics Comp Lit I
Themes in Narrative
Lit Genres and Forms
International Lit Relations
Special Topics in Comp Lit II
Three courses from at least two national traditions at 200-400 level. No more than 2 courses at the 200-level. Chosen from any literature courses offered by the following departments:9
African American Studies
American Indian Studies
Asian American Studies
Gender & Women’s Studies
East Asian Languages & Cultures
French & Italian
Germanic Languages & Literature
Jewish Culture & Society
Latino/Latina Studies
Slavic Languages & Literature
Spanish & Portuguese
Area / Cultural Studies Coursework - Two courses at 300-400 level in any literature or in one of the following fields:6
Another discipline: e.g. philosophy, cinema, art history, fine arts, music, religion, science, medical humanities, law, creative writing.
Cultural studies: e.g. race, gender, class, postcolonialism, environmental studies.
Area Studies: Africa, Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, the European Union.
Minimum Required Hours:33