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Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Course Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comparative Literature Minor


The minor consists of a minimum of 5 full courses (or the equivalent).

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


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Note(s) on Requirements


  • No more than two of the courses required for the minor can also be counted toward requirements for another major or minor.
  • Of the four courses required for the minor (aside from CMPL 200 ), three should have some clear thread of connection: they might be from the same century in different literatures, study the same genre (tragedy, fiction), pursue a single theme or topic, etc.
  • The advanced foreign literature course must be taught in a language other than English. For certain languages, the minimum course level is 300, while for other languages the minimum level is 400; see detailed requirement below.

Declaring the Minor


Under normal circumstances, a minor must be declared by the beginning of the second semester of the junior year.

Transfer of Credit Toward the Minor


At least three courses counted toward the minor must be earned at Oberlin College.

Detailed Minor Requirements


Comparative Literature Minor Course Lists


Advanced Foreign Literature Courses


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

Comparative Literature Minor Elective Courses


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The minor elective courses comprise courses in literature, theory, criticism, cultural studies, and related disciplines, chosen to include comparative study within or among courses.

Comparative Literature Courses

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English Courses

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