Since studying Comparative Literature is a highly individualized endeavor -- no two students speak or read the same languages, are interested in the same creative or conceptual challenges, or choose the same combination of required and elective courses -- the importance of faculty advising within the program cannot be overstated. Students meet frequently with the undergraduate director as well as other Comp Lit instructors to define and revise their own pathways through the curriculum. From the initial moment of declaring a major or minor to the capstone workshop in which seniors develop their own projects, close faculty supervision is one of Comp Lit's defining hallmarks. While our program thinks globally about literature and culture, we are small enough to know you by name.

Please reach out to our DUS, Professor Karen Elizabeth Bishop, for an advising appointment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All CompLit majors are required to meet with the DUS to check in about progress in the major in the fall semester. If you have not yet met with Professor Bishop this year, reach out for an advising appointment ASAP.

The following are the checklists that  students use to navigate their major and minor in CompLit. Every semester, students update them and send to the DUS for approval:

CHECKLIST FOR MAJOR IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

CHECKLIST FOR ADVANCED MAJOR IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

CHECKLIST FOR MINOR IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE