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A.B. Major Requirements:

Preparatory Subject Matter
Comparative Literature 1 or 2; 3 or 4 8
Two other lower division courses in Comparative Literature (selected from 1-53C excluding the 10 series. Cannot include the two required courses in the 1-4 series).
It is recommended that students who do not use a European language toward the major take one of the remaining required lower division courses in the 53 series, preferably the 53 course that relates to the region of the language the student is using to satisfy the upper division language requirement in the major 8
Foreign language: sufficient preparation to ensure satisfactory performance at the upper division level 0-30
Depth Subject Matter
Five upper division Comparative Literature courses including at least one course in a major period (such as 164A-164B-164C-164D), movement (such as 168A-168B, 169) or genre (such as 160A-160B, 161A-161B, 163, 166A-166B) and including the following required courses:
Comparative Literature 141 (recommended for the junior year);
Comparative Literature 195 (to be taken in the spring quarter before graduation) 20
Three upper division literature courses in a language other than English 12
Two additional upper division literature courses in Comparative Literature or in any other program including English or literature in translation 8
Total Units for the Major
Major Adviser. Consult the Department office.

Minor Program Requirements:

The minor in Comparative Literature allows students to combine courses in Comparative Literature with courses in a national literature, including English or foreign literature in translation. There is no foreign language requirement for the minor.
Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature 1, 2, 3, or 4 4
At least five upper division literature courses, at least four of which are in Comparative Literature; Comparative Literature 141 and 195 recommended 20
Courses should be chosen in consultation with, and with the approval of, the adviser.
Minor Adviser. Consult the Department office.
Advising. All Comparative Literature majors and minors must consult with their adviser, individually, at least once at the beginning and once at the end of each academic year.
Honors and Honors Program. Students, who meet the grade point requirement for graduation with honors and complete the requirements established by the College of Letters and Science, may be recommended by the department for graduation with high honors or highest honors on the basis of an evaluation of their academic achievements in the major and in the honors project in particular. Entrance into the honors program requires that a student have completed at least 135 units with a minimum grade point average of 3.500 in courses counted toward the major.
Candidates must write a senior thesis under the direction of a faculty member approved by the major adviser. For this purpose, in addition to fulfilling all other major requirements, honors candidates must enroll in 6 units of Comparative Literature 194H during the first two quarters of the senior year.
Teaching Credential Subject Representative. See the Teaching Credential/M.A. Program.
Education Abroad Options. The department of Comparative Literature encourages students to study abroad, in the Summer Abroad program, the Quarter Abroad Program, or the Education Abroad Program. With the approval of a major adviser, applicable courses taken abroad may be accepted in the major or minor programs.
Graduate Study. The Comparative Literature Program offers the Ph.D. degree with a strong emphasis on individual research under the supervision of a faculty member. Candidates for the Ph.D., in addition to research of a comparative nature, study three literatures (one of which may be English and/or American) in the original languages, acquiring an extensive knowledge of the overall development of one. Students may choose to focus on a special topic instead of on a third literary tradition.
Within this framework, each student's program will be tailored to individual interests, and may center on a major historical period, such as the Renaissance or the modern age; a genre, such as lyric poetry, epic, drama, or the novel; or any other special emphasis approved by the Graduate Adviser.
Preparation. For admission to the Ph.D. Program candidates should have an undergraduate major in literature and reading ability in three foreign languages. The Group requires three letters of recommendation and a sample of recent written work, and it is recommended that students submit their GRE scores.
Graduate Adviser. S. Lu
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