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Comparative Literature

State University of New York at Geneseo

48 months
18787 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature at State University of New York at Geneseo situates literary and cultural production in an international perspective.  As a scholarly discipline and an undergraduate major, its focus is both particular works of literature, broadly defined, and literary history and theory. 


As a discipline, Comparative Literature has always been peculiar.  

At the same time that the field has provided openings to a multiplicity of literary cultures, it has also continued to participate in the solidification of a world literary system in which the collective cultures of “the West” have functioned as:
  • the center
  • the interpreter
  • the point of reference for all others. 

 In order to overcome the Eurocentrism that has traditionally characterized the discipline, the Comparative Literature major attempts to represent Comparative Literature’s expanding textual universe, with novel comparative/ interdisciplinary constellations emerging frequently.   

Mission Statement

Dedicated to learning, State University of New York at Geneseo is a residential public liberal arts college with selected professional and graduate programs. We combine a rigorous curriculum, transformational learning experiences, and a rich co-curricular life to create a dynamic and inclusive scholarly environment. The entire College community works together to advance knowledge and inspire students to be socially responsible and globally aware citizens who are prepared for an enriched life and success in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Transnationally
  • English
  • Languages and Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application Form
    • Appropriate Academic Records
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • One letter of recommendation 
    • Personal Statement
    • Financial Statement of Support
    • Passport ID page Photocopy
    • SAT or ACT scores are not required for international applicants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18787 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18787 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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