Minor in Comparative Literature

Below are the core requirements to achive a minor in Comparative Literature. To see descriptions of these courses, check the general course descriptions. Faculty usually provide a more extensive description of the courses when they are offered. To find the current course offerings, look here each semester.

Seniors with appropriate preparation may take English 208, Graduate Seminar in Comparative Literature and apply it to the Comparative Literature minor.

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).

Important Forms

Minor in Comparative Literature


Course Requirements

Course Name Units
Choose two courses from: 6-8

ENGL 040    Contemporary World Fiction

ENGL 117B  Global Film, Literature, and Cultures

ENGL 123A  Literature for Global Understanding-The Americas

ENGL 123B  Literature for Global Understanding-Africa

ENGL 123C  Literature for Global Understanding-Oceania

ENGL 123D  Literature for Global Understanding-Asia

COLT 121     Introduction to Comparative Literature

COLT 122     Topics in Comparative World Literature


Select 11-12 units of Upper Division Instructor Consent and Advisor Approved World Language Literature courses (ENGL 120 or above) or Advisor Approved Upper-Division literature-in-translation courses with extensive reading in the original language.

Total Units 17-20