Students in Comparative Literature will demonstrate familiarity with a variety of world literatures, as well as with methods of studying literature and culture across national and linguistic boundaries. They will learn how to evaluate the nature, function, and value of literature from a global perspective; demonstrate critical reasoning and research skills; design and conduct research in an individual field of concentration (such as literary or critical theory, women’s literature, postcolonial studies, film and media studies, etc.); and analyze a specific body of work and write a clear and well-developed paper or project about a topic related to more than one literary and cultural tradition.