Comparative Literature

Why study Comparative Literature at Gustavus?

Comparative Literature gives you a broad perspective on the interpretation of texts, from diverse languages, geographies, cultures, and eras. By closely analyzing texts, you develop a deep understanding of the social, political, cultural, philosophical, and religious functions of literature in its diverse contexts.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Comparative Literature will be on your class schedule.

  • SCA-250Scandinavian Crime Fiction
  • GWS-124U.S. Women Writers
  • JPN-170Introduction to East Asian Literature in English Translation
  • ENG-101Global Film

What can I do with a degree in Comparative Literature?

The Comparative Literature minor is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Education
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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