The Comparative Literature major and minor offers insights across languages, cultures, and historical periods, and also explores the relationship between literature and culture; in addition, students are exposed to the wide variety of literary forms (such as poetry and the novel).  

Using these tools, students are then well prepared for a variety of fields in which to work, including writing, editing, publishing, education, international relations, and the various professional schools such as law, medicine, and business.  Comp Lit students, having done intensive work in a variety of languages, are also well prepared to be world citizens.