Comparative Literature, West Chester University, PA: Courses

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature


The Bachelor of Arts in COMPARATIVE LITERATURE provides a curriculum option for students with an interest in international studies by offering a broad background in European and non-Western culture and literature.

Degree Requirements:

  1. General Education Requirements: (51 semester hours)

  2. Foreign Language Requirements: (3-12 semester hours)

  3. Related Course Requirements: (18 semester hours)
    (Second language or minor)

  4. Cognate Requirements: (12 semester hours)
    (Courses related to student's major area of concentration)

  5. Comparative Literature Core: (15 semester hours)
    (CLS 200, 261, 310, 367, and 400)
    (A Grade Point Average of 3.00 is required for these courses)


  6. Comparative Literature Electives: (15 semester hours)
    Five electives that reflect a variety of genres, periods, traditions, approaches, and theoretical concerns, from selected courses.

  7. Literature in the Original Language: (6 semester hours)
    Two courses in the literature of a language other than English.



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