This program is designed for students interested in Comparative Literature as a discipline that crosses linguistic and geographical boundaries. Students generally work in a combination of three national / diasporic literatures written in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Classical Greek, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malaysian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. All three literatures must be read in the original.
This program is designed for students who want to conduct interdisciplinary research. Students draw upon such disciplines as cinema and media studies, feminist and gender studies, ethnic studies, history, law, philosophy, political science, post-colonial studies, psychoanalysis, religious studies, science studies, and performance studies. Taking advantage of course offerings both in and outside the department, students bring their interdisciplinary focus to the study of literatures in at least two languages.
Detailed descriptions and course requirements for each track may be found in UCR’s General Catalog.