College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Comparative Literature BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and interpret texts from a variety of genres, as informed by such critical traditions as rhetorical, stylistic, and formal analysis; theory; and historicism.
  • Write clear, cogent and rhetorically effective prose for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate relevant research materials, effectively integrate this information into one's written work, and cite it appropriately.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of major writers, periods, and genres of at least two literary traditions (one tradition can be an Anglophone tradition), and be able to place important works and genres in their historical context.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze literary, cultural, historical, and linguistic relations between two linguistically distinct literary traditions (one tradition can be an Anglophone tradition), highlighting especially the diversity and interconnectedness of literary traditions, as well as the significance of translation. Demonstrate ability to make an informed comparison of literature and another discipline or field (including but not limited to: visual arts, literary and cultural theory, philosophy, religion, anthropology, history, communications, etc.).
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the various theories of comparative literature and the major works of literary theory that have informed comparative literature as a discipline.
*Retrieved from AMS February 27, 2023. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.