Foreign Language Proficiency
Demonstrate the ability to analyze a literary text in at least one language in addition to English.
Literary History and Traditions
Articulate a sound understanding of the broad outlines of western literary history, including the place of Classical Greek and Roman literature within its development, and demonstrate familiarity with the Asian tradition; know the literary traditions of two languages well enough to successfully complete course work and a reading list, chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser.
Literary Analysis and Writing
Use tools and methods of literary analysis central to the discipline of Comparative Literature to read, analyze, and interpret literary texts closely and critically, and in the original language, and to communicate that analysis through clear and persuasive writing.
Researching Problems in Literary Studies
Identify and research a problem in literary study by gaining an understanding of the state of knowledge surrounding the issue, analyzing the primary and secondary sources relevant to it, and formulating and following a method appropriate to the problem.