Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature

Estados Unidos



¿Qué aprenderé?

Comparative literature is an innovative major that encourages students to follow their passion for literature by venturing beyond national and disciplinary boundaries. In the spirit of our times, students delve into literature from all over the world and explore its intersections with other media and disciplines, such as cinema studies, art history, philosophy, politics, anthropology, history, and linguistics. Comparative literature departmental course offerings include classes in world literature and interdisciplinary studies where students work intensively with a distinguished faculty of scholars in African, Caribbean, Chinese, European and Anglo-American, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Islamic, and Russian and Eastern European literary and cultural studies. At the same time, the major encourages students to take advantage of the rich offerings of courses in other NYU departments or study abroad.

A comparative literature major could lead to the advanced study of literature at the graduate level but could just as readily be a strong basis for advanced degrees and/or careers in journalism, publishing, international relations, international law, cultural studies, medicine, philosophy, education, public policy, film and entertainment, and the information industries of computer software and the World Wide Web.


Upon completion of our program, majors are expected to have developed:

Advanced research and analytical skills, enabling students not only to perform a comparative examination of a given corpus of works but also to construct their own objects of study in a comparative framework and to select appropriate theoretical and methodological tools for their projects.
Knowledge of, and critical engagement with, the main trends in literary and cultural theories and methodologies. Furthermore, students learn about theoretical and philosophical traditions related to the study of literature.
Evidence of strong skills in at least one foreign language and literature, confirmed by ability to read and analyze texts in the original language, as well as to follow and develop oral and written arguments in that language.
Ability to produce complex oral and written arguments on literary topics from a comparative perspective.
A sophisticated understanding of cultural, linguistic, and diachronic differences, grappling with the role of translation as a communicative and interpretive practice.
An ability to close read literary texts spanning various traditions, periods, and genres and to relate them to other types of writing and to other arts, disciplines, and cultural practices.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts & Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (128 )

Costos de estudio
US$58.168,00 por año
This fee is for 2022/23 and may subject to change

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado June 2024

Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2024


College of Arts & Science

726 Broadway, 7th Floor,

New York,

10003, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 85% or higher Minimum college cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher Biology and Chemistry courses successfully completed with a grade of B or better, within a 10-year period before the student’s matriculation at NYU College of Dentistry ECE course-by-course evaluation for both high school and college transcript

Para estudiantes internacionales

Graduated with a GED or high school diploma equivalency test and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

100 and above on the TOEFL iBT

130 and above on the Duolingo English Test

7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic

70 and above on the PTE Academic

191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale

4.5 and above on the iTEP

Application deadline: Early Decision I - November 1; Early Decision II: January 1; Regular Decision - January 5

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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