Undergraduate study in Comparative Literature

What you can study in Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature introduces you to works, and develops strategies for reading literature, across a wide range of cultures, chronological periods, and disciplines. In Comparative Literature courses, all texts are read in English and are made available in their original languages to students of those languages.

You can explore literary forms which are found almost all over the world, such as folktales. You can also study the social and psychological functions of storytelling and literature depicting cross-cultural encounters.

Structuring your study in Comparative Literature

You can study Comparative Literature as elective courses in the Bachelor of Arts.

Comparative Literature can be especially useful if you are majoring in a language or in English, and some courses can be included in these majors.


Explore the elective courses you can take in Comparative Literature:

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

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If you would like to find out more about studying Comparative Literature, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.