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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Comparative Literature - BA


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Foundational Courses


Foundational Courses include courses in Comparative Literature and prerequisites to these courses. These courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement.

Note: Several courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement  

Courses CUNY Common Core Foundational or Major
ENGL 12000   English Composition (EC) Foundational
ENGL 22000   English Composition (EC) Foundational

 

Major Requirements


All majors take a core course in methodology, but the remaining classes in a student’s program are arranged with the coordinator in an effort to work out a balance between two different bodies of literature, two different literary periods, and two different genres. In addition to comparative literature courses in prose fiction, drama, myth and folklore, literary movements, and literature and the arts, majors may also elect appropriate classes from other literature departments, as well as from such disciplines as history, philosophy, art and anthropology, with the approval of the coordinator. Upon becoming a major, a student will, in consultation with the coordinator, choose one member of the comparative literature committee as an adviser and plan an individualized program. All majors are required to review their programs with their adviser once a semester.

The comparative literature major consists of 30 credits distributed as follows:


A. Concentration in at least two periods and in two genres.


B. At least 9 credits in COMP-prefixed courses, beginning with the following


(all of these courses will be taught in English)

C. 21 credits in literature courses


distributed so that at least 12 credits are courses studied in the original language (be it a foreign language, if the student is proficient in that language, or English). Courses at the 300 level are strongly preferred, although exceptions may be granted by the adviser.

Minor for Students Majoring in Comparative Literature


A 12 credit minor is recommended for students majoring in Comparative Literature. Students will be advised by their Comparative Literature faculty mentor to choose a discipline that will complement and enrich their major field of study.

Honors


Students are eligible for departmental honors if their GPA in the major is no less than 3.5. The student must also take at least 3 credits (but no more than 6 credits) in honors courses offered by the program and approved by the adviser. The offerings of the Comparative Literature Program are determined by the needs of students in the program and the faculty available. For specific information, consult the coordinator.

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