Comparative World Literature

Welcome to the Department of Comparative World Literature!

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Comparative World Literature is a practical liberal arts major for developing critical thinking and writing skills, for understanding the core of Global civilization, for developing facility with English, and for cultivating aesthetic and moral sensitivity.

Comparative World Literature is the study of foreign literatures in translation and the relationships among those literatures and between literature and other fields such as art, music, history, philosophy, and theatre. At CSULB, Comparative World Literature also offers a strong focus in cultural studies and mythology as bases for understanding literature and for the ways we see ourselves in a multicultural and global environment.

Students interested in graduate school in Comparative Literature should consult with the departmental advisor as early as possible in their academic careers.

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