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2016-2017 Catalogue 
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Comparative Literature, B.A.

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Thomas Prendergast (English), Chair
Mary Addis (Spanish)
Laura Burch (French)
Monica Florence (Classics)
Beth Muellner (German and Russian)

The discipline of Comparative Literature promotes the study of intercultural relations across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Appealing to the desire to transcend a merely national point of view, it enables the student to develop a uniquely transnational perspective on imaginative works from antiquity to post modernity. The program at The College of Wooster is interdepartmental in character and includes both explicitly comparative courses and courses that focus on a particular national literature, both in the original and in translation.

Major in Comparative Literature

Consists of fifteen courses:

Special Notes

  • CMLT 40100 , CMLT 45100 , and CMLT 45200  will all involve projects of a comparative character; the student may select an adviser from any of the departments that participate in the program; the project must be approved by the chair of the Comparative Literature Curriculum Committee by the end of the second week of the semester in which the student is enrolled in CMLT 40100  and CMLT 45100 .
  • Courses applied toward a Comparative Literature major may not be taken on an S/NC basis.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.

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