Comparative Literature is an interdisciplinary field whose practitioners study literature and culture across national borders, across time periods, across languages, across genres, across boundaries between literature and the other arts (fine and applied arts, music, painting, dance, film, etc.), and across disciplines (philosophy, science, medicine, law, history, architecture, sociology, politics, and the like).
- Study Abroad and work in several languages and cultures and across disciplines is strongly encouraged.
- A student at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign who elects Comparative Literature as a major must complete 48 hours, including at least 12 hours in courses numbered 300 or above.
- Besides knowing English, the student who chooses the Comparative Literature concentration must have sufficient linguistic skill in at least one foreign language to participate in 200- to 400-level literature courses offered by the various foreign language and literature departments.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Global Consciousness and Literature
- Cross-Cultural Thematics
- Literatures of the Islamic World
- Early Masterpieces of Western Culture
- Modern Masterpieces of Western Culture
- Themes in Narrative
- 48 months
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- You'll provide your high school courses/grades, choose your major and a second choice, complete our writing prompts, and list your extracurricular activities, honors, and awards.
- List your high school courses and grades exactly as they appear on your transcript.
- We are test-optional, meaning you’re not required to submit ACT and/or SAT test results when you apply.
- If you choose to report your scores, enter your highest test scores for the ACT composite and/or the SAT total without super-scoring, along with the highest sub-scores you earned in each category regardless of test date.
- Pay the application fee.
- Once you’ve submitted your application, check its status by clicking on your application in myIllini.
International35206 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35206 USD per year during 48 months.
National34316 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34316 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State16866 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16866 USD per year during 48 months.
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