A minor in comparative literature, which is the study of the cultural, national, and global context of literature through time, will strengthen your analytical, reading, writing, and advanced research skills. You’ll learn to think critically in more than one language, you’ll develop a deep appreciation for language, literature, and culture, and you will broaden your view to see the world from disparate perspectives.

The intercultural experiences of comparative literature and the knowledge of multiple languages make it an excellent choice for students in any major, including STEM fields and management. A minor in comparative literature will add value to any resume.

The minor requires five courses in comparative literature, three of which must be at the 300 level or above. You must also complete one year, or six credits, of university-level study of a language other than English, or the equivalent.