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Bachelor of Arts in Comparative World Literature (120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Comparative World Literature has three emphasis options:

  • 1) World Literature in Translation
  • 2) Cultural Studies
  • 3) Language and Literature

Emphasis I: World Literature in Translation

The World Literature in Translation emphasis allows students to explore a variety of literatures in a flexible curriculum adapted to their interests, with the goal of developing applied skills and global competencies.

Requirements

A minimum of 36 units distributed as follows:

Lower Division (12 units):

6 units 100-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 100, CWL 101, CWL 103, CWL 104, CWL 124, CWL 132, CWL 161

6 units 200-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 205, CWL 213, CWL 220

Courses which fulfill the GE C2a designation may be substituted for CWL lower-division courses. For other possible lower-division substitutions, see department advisor.

Upper Division (24 units)

Take both of the following:

  • CWL 330A Masterpieces of European Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or consent of instructor.
  • CWL 330B Masterpieces of European Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or consent of instructor.

And one of the following:

  • CWL 361 Masterpieces of Literary Criticism (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • CWL 365 Cultural Studies: Histories, Theories, and Issues (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or instructor's consent.

Take 6 units 300-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 315, CWL 334, CWL 342, CWL 344, CWL 346, CWL 349, CWL 350, CWL 366

Take 9 units 400-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 402, CWL 403, CWL 404, CWL 406, CWL 410, CWL 414, CWL 420, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 435, CWL 437, CWL 438, CWL 440, CWL 445, CWL 448, CWL 449, CWL 451, CWL 452, CWL 453, CWL 461.

Emphasis II: Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies is the interdisciplinary study of literature and other forms of cultural expression within social and historical contexts. This emphasis offers a core of literature classes and an interdisciplinary pattern of cultural studies courses from the Liberal Arts.

Requirements

A minimum of 36 units distributed as follows:

Required courses (9 units):

  • CWL 330A Masterpieces of European Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or consent of instructor.
  • CWL 330B Masterpieces of European Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or consent of instructor.
  • CWL 365 Cultural Studies: Histories, Theories, and Issues (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or instructor's consent.

6 units 300-level CWL or CLSC courses chosen from:

  • CWL 334, CWL 342, CWL 344, CWL 346, CWL 349, CWL 350, CWL 361, CWL 366; CLSC 311, CLSC 312.

9 units 400-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 402, CWL 403, CWL 404, CWL 406, CWL 410, CWL 414, CWL 420, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 435, CWL 437, CWL 438, CWL 440, CWL 445, CWL 448, CWL 449, CWL 451, CWL 452, CWL 453, CWL 461.

Elective Courses in Cultural Studies

12 upper-division units in appropriate cultural studies courses, including additional Comparative World Literature classes or Category F capstones, drawn from the following departments or areas: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian and Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, Classics, Dance, English, Film and Electronic Arts, History, Religious Studies, Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or other appropriate departments and areas of study. Consult a department advisor about courses which will count toward the Cultural Studies emphasis.

Emphasis III: Language and Literature

The traditional undergraduate major in Comparative Literature, encouraging language acquisition, designed to prepare the student for graduate study in Comparative Literature or related fields.

A minimum of 42 units distributed as follows:

Lower Division (12 units):

6 units 100-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 100, CWL 101, CWL 103, CWL 104, CWL 124, CWL 132, CWL 161.

6 units 200-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 205, CWL 213, CWL 220.

Courses which fulfill the GE C2a or C2c designation may be substituted for CWL lower-division courses. For other possible lower-division substitutions, see department advisor.

Upper Division (24 units):

Take both of the following:

  • CWL 330A Masterpieces of European Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or consent of instructor.
  • CWL 330B Masterpieces of European Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or consent of instructor.

And one of the following:

  • CWL 361 Masterpieces of Literary Criticism (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • CWL 365 Cultural Studies: Histories, Theories, and Issues (3)
    Prerequisite: One course in literature or instructor's consent.

Take 6 units 300-level CWL or CLSC courses chosen from:

  • CWL 334, CWL 342, CWL 344, CWL 346, CWL 349, CWL 350, CWL 366; CLSC 311, CLSC 312.

Take 9 units 400-level CWL courses chosen from:

  • CWL 402, CWL 403, CWL 404, CWL 406, CWL 410, CWL 414, CWL 420, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 431, CWL 432, CWL 435, CWL 437, CWL 438, CWL 440, CWL 445, CWL 448, CWL 449, CWL 451, CWL 452, CWL 453, CWL 461.

Foreign Language Requirement

6 units upper-division foreign language courses, including at least one literature course. For this emphasis, a year of a second foreign language study is encouraged but not required.


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