PART OF THE MEDIA, ARTS, AND EXPRESSION FLIGHT PATH

Comparative Literature
(COLT)


Comparative Literature is an innovative and interdisciplinary field of study that considers the power of cultural expression, working across and between traditional, national, linguistic, and disciplinary boundaries to generate new knowledge. Our programs of study are anchored in thoughtful, engaged and ethical practices of reading, viewing, analysis, discussion and writing as we situate the books, poems, films, performances and works of media and visual culture we examine in local, global, and planetary frames. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers, such as journalism, public relations, creative writing, advertising, and many others.
Top Five
Reasons to Study
This Major
  1. Gain proficiency in critical reading and analysis.

  2. Prepare for graduate school.

  3. Use interdisciplinary creative and critical thinking to generate knowledge.

  4. Develop powerful, compelling writing techniques.

  5. Develop skills in ethical communication across languages, cultures and media.



College of Arts and Sciences
541-346-0934
complit.uoregon.edu
Where Can I Go?

Students in Comparative Literature pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA). Comparative Literature provides students with a foundation for employment in:

Newspapers/magazines

Trade, professional, or consumer publications

Colleges and universities

Libraries and archives

Entertainment and media

Law

International and domestic development organizations

Nonprofit organizations

Translation (literary and/or technical)

Public relations firm and advertising agencies
Alumni Jobs

Journalist

Editor

Translator

Teacher/professor

Screenwriter/scriptwriter

Lawyer

Event producer

Marketing specialist

Media/multimedia

International relations
Courses You
May Need


1st Year
COLT 1xx or 2xx; courses in first or second-year language sequence

2nd Year
COLT 1xx or 2xx; courses in second or third-language sequence

3rd Year
COLT 301, 305; COLT 302/303/304 (4 creds); COLT 3xx; field courses (8-12 creds); lang req

4th Year
COLT 415; COLT 4xx; field courses (16-20 credits)


Major Credits
 
Required 36 credits
Electives 12 credits

Total 48 credits



Core Education Requirements


BS or BA Degree Minimum = 180 credits.

Core Education is approximately 71—83 credits depending on transfer credits and placement scores and requires courses in:

Writing

Math and/or CIS (BS) or Language (BA)

US: Difference, Inequality, Agency

Global Perspectives

Areas of Inquiry in:

Arts and Letters

Social Science / Science
What Will I Learn?

Meaningful oral and written communication across languages

Creative critical thinking and analysis

Library research and information science

Ethical cross-cultural communication and exchange

Writing and editing

Literary criticism

Grant writing

Advocacy

Teaching and tutoring

Media relations and public research
Experiential learning opportunities

NOMAD Program

Internships

GlobalWorks Internship

Undergraduate conferences
Specialized Courses

Comparative World Cinema

Cultural Studies

Gender and Identity in Literature

Comparative Comics

Studies in Genre (Poetry, Novel, Drama)

Literature and Philosophy

World Literature
Add A Minor Or Certificate

Arabic Studies

Creative Writing

English

Latin American Studies

African Studies

Medieval Studies

Psychology

Sociology

Languages (e.g. Japanese, Spanish, Latin)

Contact Us

Tykeson College and Career Advising
541-346-9200
advising.uoregon.edu/tykeson

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