We are not Poli Sci. We are not English. Every professor you work with will know your name.  We want to know what makes you unique. We want you to reach your highest potential. You will be introduced to new places, worlds, and times you have never known before.

We are an intimate home and community for you to learn what you want to learn, with all the benefits of big Berkeley campus at your fingertips. Join us.

The UC Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature is a vibrant place for the study of literatures and cultures in an interdisciplinary framework, from a transnational and cross-cultural perspective. The department offers innovative, interdisciplinary programs leading to a minor or a B.A. in Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. The department trains students to think critically and analytically about writing, translation, and many other cultural forms. Students and faculty develop new historical and theoretical frameworks, and rethink those we have inherited, to open new perspectives on literature, art, and global cultures.

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