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Comparative Literature

Pennsylvania State University

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
35984 USD/year
35984 USD/year
18454 USD/year
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About

The Comparative Literature program at Pennsylvania State University is designed for students who want to study literature with an interdisciplinary and global perspective, the major in Comparative Literature crosses the boundaries of geography, time, nationalities, languages, and cultures.

Overview

The range includes recognized great books along with less-known works, including women's literature, colonial and postcolonial literatures, indigenous literatures, testimonies, legends, myths, and folktales, banned books, literatures of the occult, science and detective fictions, virtual worlds, and cultural theory. Students learn to appreciate different languages and cultures, develop the critical skills for literary and cultural analysis, and relate literature to other media, including film and digital media. 

The major offered at Pennsylvania State University also encourages students to explore the relationship between literature and ethics through course offerings focused on transnational identities, human rights, cultures of globalization, and the problem of violence. A senior seminar clarifies the mysteries of literary theory and provides opportunities for individual projects.

Students majoring in Comparative Literature take courses in the Department of Comparative Literature and in other literature departments. They also develop competence in a foreign language. Study abroad is encouraged: Students may count up to 18 Education Abroad credits toward the major.

Graduates of the Department of Comparative Literature have undertaken careers in teaching, completed advanced degrees in literature, librarianship, law, and similar fields, entered the Peace Corps or other types of government service, and pursued careers in writing and communications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Western Literatures Through the Renaissance
  • Introduction to African Literatures
  • World Literatures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For first-year, domestic students Early Action is November 15. We recommend submitting a complete application, including all required materials, by December 1.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

129 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official test scores: SAT or ACT
  • English language proficiency, if your native language is not English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18454 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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