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Undergraduate Record 2009-2010 
Undergraduate Record 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Comparative Literature

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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 201-202. 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 must include at least one seminar at 400-level or above and a course in literary theory (CPLT 351 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 493, a seminar dealing with an advanced topic in comparative literature. They will also enroll in CPLT 497/498, 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 351. Each student’s program must embrace at least two national literatures and must be approved by the director.

For more information, contact Rita Felski, English Department, 232 Bryan Hall, P.O. Box 400121, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4121; (434) 924-7105; rf6d@virginia.edu; www.virginia.edu/complit.

Additional Information

For more information contact Randolph Pope, Director of Comparative Literature Program, PO Box 400777, Wilson Hall, 115, telephone:434-243-4024, fax:434-924-7160, email:rdp6g@virginia.edu.

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