Program Learning Objectives

Department of Comparative Literature Program Learning Objectives

Comparative Literature majors from all three Emphases should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of world literary traditions and the continuing influence of those traditions on world cultures, as well as identify emergent global literary trends.
  2. Develop skills in literary analysis and critical writing, and apply comparative methodologies and literary theory to evaluate literary texts and other cultural products.
  3. Interpret and criticize literary texts within social, cultural, and historical contexts.
  4. 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.