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Minors in Comparative Literature

The undergraduate minor in Comparative Literature represents an abbreviated version of the major. It is designed for students who are unable to pursue the major but who nonetheless seek an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of literature. Plans for the minor should be discussed with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The minimum number of units required for a minor at Stanford is 20. Requirements for the minor in Comparative Literature include:

  1. COMPLIT 101. What is Literature?
  2. One course from the genre core: COMPLIT 121, 122, or 123
  3. At least two other Comparative Literature courses.


The Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages offers two undergraduate minor programs, the minor in Literature and the minor in Modern Languages. These minors draw on literature and language courses offered in this and other literature departments. See the "Literatures, Cultures, and Languages" section of this bulletin for further details about these minors and their requirements.

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