Nov 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 12-14-18) 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 12-14-18) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, International Comparative Literature Concentration, B.A.

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 33+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Required Courses

Select one course from each of the following two categories:

Any 200-level Literature in Translation survey course (i.e., LTPO, LTRS, LTFR, etc.) listed below:

Study Abroad Requirement

All International Studies majors are required to spend one semester or summer in a study or internship abroad program approved by the program and earn a minimum of 6 credit hours with the provision for an alternative or exemption on the basis of special circumstances.

300-Level Credit Requirement

International Studies students must take a minimum of 9 credit hours at the 300-level or above in the International Studies major.

General Courses

Special topics courses may be used to fulfill concentration electives. Check with your advisor when these courses are offered. Independent Study and Bachelor’s Essay may be available for your concentration - check with your advisor.

International Comparative Literature Concentration (18+ credit hours)

The Comparative Literature Concentration in International Studies requires completion of 18 credit hours including a core of 3 credit hours, 6 credit hours from selected literature surveys, and 9 credit hours of electives with at least 3 credit hours in each of three disciplines.

Electives: Select 9 credit hours from at least three different disciplines from the following courses.

Please note: A maximum of two film courses may be applied.

Foreign Language Requirement:

  • Complete 202 (or the equivalent) in one language and an additional 6 credit hours in the same or a different foreign language (or the equivalent).


Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor’s essay Comparative Literature courses will also be counted as determined by the director of International Studies.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

No foreign language courses unless specifically included within the requirements listed above.

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