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Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies program at The University of New Mexico is an international, translinguistic, and transdisciplinary major offering a B.A., a B.A. second major, a minor, and both an M.A. and a graduate minor. 
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The Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies program at The University of New Mexico fosters intellectually engaged, self-motivated, and creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and pursue unexpected and critically sophisticated projects. 

Students in the program design their field of study based on the broad array of courses in languages and cultures offered by Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies as well as Foreign Languages and Literatures, in which CL/CS is housed. 

Further, with a legitimate intellectual rationale provided by the student (with the help of the major adviser), virtually any course might be considered as part of the major. In addition, B.A. students may choose from two concentrations, the cultural studies concentration and the comparative literature concentration. 

M.A. students may choose a concentration in cultural studies, comparative literature or classics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Introduction to World Cultures and Critical Theory
  • Cultures and Literatures
  • Concentration in Comparative Literature
  • Concentration in Cultural Studies

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

After you have completed at least 26 hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5, the College of Education allows you to apply for admission to College of Education programs. 

The Family Studies Program requires that you also have either successfully completed (C or better) FS 213 and FS 281 or have completed at least 6 FS hours at UNM and are currently enrolled in FS 213 and FS 281.  

In the latter case, your class standing in both FS 213 and FS 281 should reflect satisfactory progress (C or better).  

  • Application Form and a Data Sheet. 
  • In addition to completing these two forms you are required to attach a current transcript, and write a statement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
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