Why I majored in Comp Lit

"I was thinking of majoring in English because I love literature, but I figured, "Hey, why study literature in only English when I can study it in multiple languages?" I like learning about languages, and I enjoy the diversity of material in Comp Lit classes."

"I thoroughly enjoy literature, but always regretted the fact that I had never read authors that were people of color, or in a language other than English. After reading Cien años de soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I realized that I love reading in Spanish, my second native language. When I discovered that Comparative Literature was a major, I realized that it would allow me to study a beautiful, diverse array of texts that would inform me more of the world at large, and not only in a eurocentric manner. That's why I majored in Comp Lit! "