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Other Related Majors and Minors

Asian Studies

Asian Studies focuses on the history, culture, and societies of Asia. Beyond courses specifically in Asian Studies, it can include courses in Art History, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Economics, Geography, Hindi, History, Japanese, Korean, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Theater.

Popular CMLIT courses for Asian Majors and Minors include CMLIT 004 GH;IL(3) INTRO TO ASIAN LITERATURE, CMLIT 111. INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURES OF INDIA (3), CMLIT 404 IL(3) TOPICS IN ASIAN LITERATURE, CMLIT 448. LITERARY CULTURES OF BUDDHISM (3)

Chinese

Our Chinese Language majors and minors find Comparative Literature a great major to work with because of its global focus that brings equal attention to non-Western Literatures. Popular CMLIT courses for Chinese Majors and Minors include CMLIT 004 GH;IL(3) INTRO TO ASIAN LITERATURE, CMLIT 404 IL(3) TOPICS IN ASIAN LITERATURE.

Japanese

Our Japanese Language majors and minors majors and minors find Comparative Literature a great major to work with because of its global focus that brings equal attention to non-Western Literatures. Popular CMLIT courses for Japanese Majors and Minors include CMLIT 004 GH;IL(3) INTRO TO ASIAN LITERATURE, CMLIT 404 IL(3) TOPICS IN ASIAN LITERATURE, CMLIT 448. LITERARY CULTURES OF BUDDHISM (3)

English

Many students majoring in English choose CMLIT courses for electives and to fulfill some of their other cultures and international requirements.  Popular CMLIT courses for English Majors and minors include CMLIT 010 World Literatures; CMLIT 100 Reading Across Cultures; CMLIT 400 Literary Theory.

French

With the global focus of Francophone Studies, French minors and majors are increasingly choosing to major with Comparative Literature. Popular CMLIT courses for French Majors and minors include CMLIT 010 World Literatures; CMLIT 100 Reading Across Cultures; CMLIT 400 Literary Theory.

German

Majors and Minors in German find choosing to major with Comparative literature a compelling place to answer questions about the specific differences and similarities of German culture with other world cultures. Popular CMLIT courses for German Majors and minors include CMLIT 010 World Literatures; CMLIT 100 Reading Across Cultures; CMLIT 400 Literary Theory.

Latina/o Studies Minor

This minor offers students across the University an opportunity to learn about the diverse histories, cultures, politics, migration patterns, and other aspects of Latina/o populations in the United States.  (Includes CMLIT 403.)

Spanish

Spanish majors and minors often find Comparative Literature courses stimulating places for examining questions about the place of the Spanish speaking world within a broader global context.   Popular CMLIT courses for Spanish Majors and minors include CMLIT 010 World Literatures; CMLIT 100 Reading Across Cultures; CMLIT 400 Literary Theory.

Arabic minor

The Minor in Arabic offers students in any Penn State major the opportunity to study this important world language, which is spoken in more than 20 countries and is recognized by the federal government as a critical language for students in the U.S. to learn. The Minor requires six courses; students typically take Arabic 001, 002, and 003 (those three courses meet the 12th-credit-level proficiency requirement for the B.A. degree and some other majors), and then take three further courses, usually 110, 401, and 402.  See the Undergraduate Bulletin for full details. In addition to courses during the year, Penn State offers intensive Arabic during the summer. Study abroad is also available at multiple sites.  There are several types of scholarships that can support your study of Arabic.  For information about the courses and requirements for the minor, contact Reham Aly, Arabic Coordinator, at rum21@psu.edu.