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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018

Comparative Literature


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Requirements for Major


The 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 prerequisite for the major is a two-semester survey of European literature, CPLT 2010-2020. 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 prerequisite, 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.

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