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Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature (CMLTBA)Department of Comparative Literature

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature introduces students to the study of literature and other arts across national, historical, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries. Courses trace themes, problems, ideas, and techniques across these borders while instructing students in the methods and theories of comparative literary study. Courses also investigate relationships between literature and the visual arts, film, music, and other performance arts, and between literature and other disciplines such as philosophy, history, and religious and cultural studies. Majors may tailor their coursework to suit their particular interests by selecting from a wide range of course offerings.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Essentials.
    1. Introduction to Literary Analysis. One (1) course:
    2. Methods and Theory. One (1) course:
  2. Explorations.
    1. Global Engagement. One (1) course:
    2. Foundations. One (1) course:
    3. Literature and Ideas. One (1) course:
    4. Comparative Arts. One (1) course:
  3. Electives. Four (4) additional courses:
  4. 200–499 Level Requirement. At least 24 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 200–499 level.
  5. Exploring Outside the Department (Addenda Requirement)*. One (1) of the following:
    • Language and Literature. One (1) course at the 300–499 level, or its equivalent, that includes the study of a foreign language literature in the original language.
    • Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. One (1) course for at least three (3) credit hours at the 300–499 level from a non-literary department or program that complements one of the student's Comparative Literature courses at the 300–499 level. Course must be selected in consultation with the CMLT Director of Undergraduate Studies and approved by the Standing Undergraduate Committee of Comparative Literature.
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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 major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Notes

  • * Courses used to fulfill addenda requirements require a grade of C- or higher and do not count toward the Major GPA or Major Hours.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.