This major recognizes literature as a distinct discipline beyond national boundaries and combines the study of any two literatures from the areas of English, French, German, and Spanish. Students can thus explore two literatures widely and intensively at the upper levels of course offerings within each of the respective departments while developing and applying skills in foreign languages. This major is an excellent preparation for graduate study in either of the two literatures studied or in comparative literature.
The major requires a minimum of six literature courses, equally divided between the two literatures concerned. Beyond these six, the major must include at least two additional courses from among those counting toward a major in the departments involved. Students work closely in consultation with a faculty member from each of the literatures concerned to design their program.
A sampling of courses include:
AMERICAN LITERATURE I,II, III, BRITISH LITERATURE I,II,III, AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE, WOMEN IN LITERATURE, SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE, FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH CENTURY, CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE
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