Comparative Literature is the interdisciplinary study of global literary and cultural expressions as they shape and are shaped by science, economics, religion, politics, law, sexuality, media, and other historical forces.

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Valerie Grimm

"I took literature courses that raised my awareness of global issues, and then put those issues into a real world focus through political science."

Valerie Grimm
Class of 2019

Study Comparative Literature

Attracts students with wide-ranging interests


The Comparative Literature program is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Comparative Literature major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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