Major Requirements (42 Credits)

All of the courses required in the Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) major are topic-based and explore literature and culture from multiple perspectives. Four major elective courses are selected in consultation with the student’s major advisor (see description below). Students planning a major in CLCS should enroll in LC 100 or LC 110 prior to taking upper-division classes in the major.

Foundation Courses (6 Credits)
LC 100The Stories We Live By
LC 110Reading Cultures: Approaches to Cultural Studies
Major Courses (18 Credits)

Six courses from the following and/or from the upper-level Modern Languages offerings. At least two must be at the 300-level.

CLCS 200Gender and Sexuality in a Global Context
CLCS 215TVienna 1900: A Modernist City
CLCS 220Inventing the Past: The Uses of Memory in a Changing World
CLCS 225Music and Popular Culture from the 1950s to the 1990s
CLCS 230Science / Fiction: Envisioning the Possible
CLCS 241Forbidden Acts: Queer Studies and Performance
CLCS 242Representations of Poverty in Literature, Film and the Media
CLCS 243The Cultural Politics of Sports
CLCS 248TEuropean Food Systems: You Are Where You Eat
CLCS 250Ecocritical Approaches to Film
CLCS 300(Re)Defining Masculinity
CLCS 320Culture, Class, Cuisine: Questions of Taste
CLCS 330The Politics of Mobility: Exile and Immigration
CLCS 340Fashion and Popular Culture
CLCS 350Culture and Human Rights
CLCS 360Critical Race Studies in a Global Context
CLCS 370Topics in CLCS
CLCS 371Law and Culture
CLCS 372Tales of Catastrophe
Electives (12 Credits)

Four additional courses (12 credits) from any discipline at or above the 200-level with at least one at or above the 300-level and at least one must be a Literature course. No more than two courses can be chosen from the same discipline. Students must select courses with themes of specific interest and related to the student's course of study in CLCS. Specific course selections must be approved by the student's academic advisor and the Department Chair, and documentation submitted to the Registrar.

Capstone Requirement (6 Credits)
LC 497Capstone: Comprehensive Readings in CLCS and Literature

One of the following:

LC 498Capstone: Internship in CLCS or Literature
LC 499Capstone: Thesis in CLCS or Literature

*All Bachelor of Arts degrees require a total of 120 credits consisting of Core Requirements, Major Requirements, and General Elective courses. Prerequisites may be required for courses outside of the major.

A thesis is recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies. An internship is recommended for students interested in entering a professional field. Students should take the first capstone course in their penultimate semester or in the second semester of their junior year.

It is strongly recommended that CLCS majors take at least one Academic Travel course with a CLCS or LC designation.