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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Comparative Literature

Requirements for Major

The interdisciplinary program in comparative literature allows students to combine courses from several literature departments into a coherent program not limited to one language or national tradition. The pre-requisite for the major is a two-semester survey of European literature, CPLT 2010-2020. Interdisciplinary comparative literature majors must take a minimum of two upper division courses in each of two different literature departments. At least two of these courses must include readings in one original language other than English. The remaining literature courses (all 3000-level or above) must include at least one seminar at the 4000-level or above and a course in literary theory (CPLT 3600 or approved equivalent). The total number of credits required for the major, beyond the pre-requisites, is 27.

Distinguished Majors Program

During the spring of their third year, students may apply to the Distinguished Majors Program in Comparative Literature. Students accepted to the program will participate in CPLT 4990, a seminar dealing with an advanced topic in comparative literature. They will also enroll in CPLT 4998/4999, a two-semester program of reading and writing that concludes in the production of an honors thesis. The total number of credits required for the distinguished major, beyond the pre-requisites, is 30.

Requirements for Minor

The minor consists of 12 credits beyond the prerequisite, including CPLT 3600 or approved equivalent. Each student’s program must embrace at least two national literatures and must be approved by the director.

Additional Information

For more information, contact Paul A. Cantor, Department of English, 134 Bryan Hall, PO Box 400121, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4121; (434) 924-6653 or 924-7105. pac2j@Virginia.EDUwww.virginia.edu/complit.