Jan 27, 2023  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023

Comparative Literature Major


The major consists of a minimum of 10 full courses (or the equivalent).

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the major.


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Because many departments contribute courses to comparative literature, students with an interest in the discipline should consult with their advisor and the program director to define an individual area of emphasis. For example, several courses presented for the major might focus on a specific period or movement (the Renaissance, modernism), a genre (tragedy, lyric poetry), a problem (literature and the other arts, translation) or an approach (feminism, post-structuralism).

Summary of Requirements


*Note: courses in literature, theory, criticism, cultural studies, and related disciplines, chosen to include comparative study within or among courses.

Transfer of Credit


At least six courses counted toward the major must be earned at Oberlin College.

Honors


Students who wish to pursue Honors should apply by April 15 of the junior year. Admission will be granted on the basis of the grade-point average in the college and major, faculty recommendations, and a written proposal. The project will be for two courses during the two semesters of the senior year, normally under the supervision of two faculty members from different departments.

Interested majors should consult the director.

Comparative Literature Course Lists


Foreign Language or Literature Courses


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Students must take at least one 400-level course in a foreign language taught in a language other than English. For the following four languages, the required level is 300: Greek, Latin, Chinese, or Japanese.

Capstone Courses


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A capstone course the senior year is to be supervised jointly by faculty members from appropriate departments. Honors students must complete two semesters.

Comparative Literature Elective Courses


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Comparative Literature Courses


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English Courses


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Hispanic Studies Courses


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