Overview

The comparative literature minor incorporates the study of world cultures and their literary texts, examining international and cross-cultural perspectives. It provides the opportunity for students to devise their own individual program of study, drawing together courses from many departments and ideas from around the world.

Fast Facts
  • Interdisciplinary program involves diverse range of departments
  • Brings international perspective to the study of literature
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What You'll Study

Explore a multicultural perspective to literary traditions


Faculty

Interdisciplinary faculty bring multicultural perspective to classroom

As an interdisciplinary program, the minor draws faculty from across University departments including English, modern languages and literatures, religion, human communication and theatre, and political science.

Heather Sullivan
Heather Sullivan, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Erwin Cook, Ph.D.
Professor, Classical Studies
Ruben R Dupertuis
Ruben R. Dupertuis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religion
Stephen Lee Field
Stephen Lee Field, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Jinli He, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Thomas Jenkins
Professor, Classical Studies
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Timothy O'Sullivan, Ph.D.
Professor, Classical Studies
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Corinne Pache, Ph.D.
Professor, Classical Studies
Michael Soto
Michael Soto, Ph.D.
Professor, English
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Michael Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Student Opportunities

Study Abroad

Explore the very countries and areas that influence the literature you study in the classroom.


When You Graduate

A minor that gives graduates an edge in the international marketplace

Graduates recognize that all literary texts exist within the framework of world cultures, giving them a global perspective when they pursue life after Trinity.

 

Careers

Graduates with a minor in comparative literature—many of whom are bilingual or even multilingual—often pursue international opportunities in politics, business, education, and the sciences.

Career Areas:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Politics
  • The sciences

 

     

     


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