Why Study Comparative Literature?

The study of Comparative Literature is an indispensable asset for those interested in careers as varied as business, global health, media as well as those interested in a career in academia. In our increasingly globalized world, Comparative Literary Studies is an excellent foundation to work in any field where critical thinking, strong writing skills and foreign language comprehension are required.

In addition, Comparative Literary Studies as a Major or Minor provides:

  • Cross disciplinary approach; intersecting literature with history, philosophy, politics and culture
  • Competence in a foreign language
  • A comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of cultural differences and diversity
  • Preparation for graduate studies