The Department of Comparative Literature offers a wide range of courses at all levels of the curriculum. Our classes are open to students from other departments in LS&A, and from other units across the university.
Faculty members in Comparative Literature teach First Year Seminars for freshmen (CL140). They also teach larger lecture/discussion courses of general interest, such as “Introduction to Comparative Literature” (CL240, offered every fall), and “Great Books in World Literatures” (CL222, offered every winter).
Students can fulfill the First Year Writing Requirement by taking “Writing World Literatures (CL122). Students can also fulfill the Upper Level Writing Requirement by taking “Translating World Literatures” (CL322). Both of these writing courses are offered every semester.
In addition, the Department of Comparative Literature offers courses at the 300 and 400 level, with more specialized topics that vary each semester. Some of our courses can be counted toward the “Comparative Culture & Identity” track in International Studies.
For more information, see our Curriculum Overview with a general description of Comparative Literature courses. For more detailed descriptions of specific courses and instructors listed for each semester, see the LS&A Course Guide. In addition, we post flyers with course descriptions on the bulletin board along our Comp Lit Corridor, on the second floor of Tisch Hall.