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Department of Comparative Literature

Minor in Comparative Arts

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements CMPARTMIN

The Minor in Comparative Arts is ideal for students who want to explore creativity without boundaries, bringing the worlds of literature together with the arts with as much freedom and flexibility as possible. Comparative Arts explores the dynamic interactions among literature, film, media, architecture, the visual arts, music, theatre, and the performing arts from multiple national traditions. By focusing on the interrelationship and cross-pollination of the arts, Comparative Arts asks fundamental questions about creativity, innovation, and human nature.

Humanities majors will gain new perspectives on their major fields through our interdisciplinary approach. Students in STEM fields will find the study of comparative arts particularly useful in thinking about questions of perception, sensation and sense-making, and in experimenting with different forms to express their ideas.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Comparative Arts. Two (2) courses:
    • CMLT-C 151 Introduction to Popular Culture
    • CMLT-C 155 Culture and the Modern Experience: An Interdisciplinary and International Approach
    • CMLT-C 251
    • CMLT-C 252 Literary and Television Genres
    • CMLT-C 255 Modern Literature and Other Arts: An Introduction
    • CMLT-C 256 Literature and Other Arts: 1870-1950
    • CMLT-C 257 Asian Literature and Other Arts
    • CMLT-C 291 Studies in Non-Western Film
    • CMLT-C 310 Literature and Film
    • CMLT-C 351
    • CMLT-C 355 Literature, the Arts, and Their Interrelationship
    • CMLT-C 357 The Arts Today: From 1950 to the Present
    • CMLT-C 358 Literature and Music: Opera
    • CMLT-C 361 African Literature and Other Arts
    • CMLT-C 492 Comedy in Film and Literature
  2. Advanced Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • CMLT-C 310 Literature and Film
    • CMLT-C 351
    • CMLT-C 353 Popular Songs and the Singing Poets
    • CMLT-C 355 Literature, the Arts, and Their Interrelationship
    • CMLT-C 357 The Arts Today: From 1950 to the Present
    • CMLT-C 358 Literature and Music: Opera
    • CMLT-C 361 African Literature and Other Arts
    • CMLT-C 457 Capitals, Crosscurrents and Borders
    • CMLT-C 492 Comedy in Film and Literature
  3. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Minor in Comparative Literature (CMLTMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.