Comparative Literary Studies BA/MA

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required for the Master's Degree: 9

  • Nine quality letter-graded courses (ABC, not P/NP or S/U) authorized for graduate credit.
    • Courses may be taken in Comp Lit, student's first and/or second literature, and/or another discipline (such as Film Studies) according to the student's interests and in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate Studies.
    • One of the nine courses must be COMP_LIT 410-0 Theories of Literature (typically offered in Fall quarter).
    • Students can take one unit of COMP_LIT 499-0 Independent Study with the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies.

Other MA Degree Requirements

  • Master's Thesis