Bachelor of Arts
Minor Available
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About Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature is an exciting interdisciplinary program that studies global-cultural expressions as they shape and are shaped by science, economics, religion, politics, sexuality, and other historic forces. The Rutgers program challenges you to think across national literatures and cultures. You will consider the relationship of literary texts and theory to other disciplines and media. Our major attracts students with wide ranging interests in literature, theory, cultural and media studies, and who wish to read literature in the original language as well as in translation. You may go on to study literature or related fields in graduate school, or because of the intensive training you will receive in research and analytical writing, may find employment in a wide variety of professional fields.


  • Comparative Literary Studies
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
  • Cultural Theories and Practices
  • Advanced Studies in Comparative Literature