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Comparative Literature and Culture at Western

What can a very well rounded education in the humanities look like? Start with Comparative Literature and Culture 1020: From Homer to Picasso, find out the fundamentals, and then develop perspectives through our modules. 

Honors Specialization in Comparative Literature and Culture

Studying Comparative Literature and Culture means reading across cultures and time periods, examining the similarities and mutual influences among literatures and cultures and breaking through national, cultural and disciplinary boundaries.

This module will provide you with a very well rounded education in the humanities through period courses (Medieval, Baroque, Romantic), theme courses (The Grotesque, Sagas of the Vikings), and literary theory. It places a high value on languages and is closely associated with the national literature programs (Italian, German, Spanish).

This course of study will prepare you for any career that demands a deep understanding of interculturality such as government and diplomatic service, non-profit organizations and publishing.

Specialization in Comparative Literature and Culture

This module is similar to the Honors Specialization and is suitable for students who have the same interests in cross-cultural studies but are unable to maintain the required 70% average in the relevant courses.

Major in Comparative Literature and Culture

Studying Comparative Literature and Culture means reading across cultures and time periods, examining the similarities and mutual influences among literatures and cultures and breaking through national, cultural and disciplinary boundaries.

The Major in Comparative Literature and Culture is ideal to combine with a major in one of the national literature programs (French, Spanish, Italian, German) or with something more applied. A great combination also results with a major in history, sociology or anthropology.

Depending on the type of major Comparative Literature and Culture is combined with different career doors will open, for example areas demanding knowledge of several languages or a deep understanding of culture.

Minor in Comparative Literature and Culture

This Minor is a great addition to almost any career, at the same time enriching your understanding of different cultures and giving you a taste of many possibilities. It will expand your career choices by providing future employers with evidence of your interest in culture and diversity.

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London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7
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