Program Learning Objectives
Department of Comparative Literature Program Learning Objectives
Comparative Literature majors from all three Emphases should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of world literary traditions and the continuing influence of those traditions on world cultures, as well as identify emergent global literary trends.
- Develop skills in literary analysis and critical writing, and apply comparative methodologies and literary theory to evaluate literary texts and other cultural products.
- Interpret and criticize literary texts within social, cultural, and historical contexts.
- Produce analyses of the relationship between literature / other cultural production and the identity formation of individuals and their communities, and discuss literary texts as part of discursive systems.