Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
Visit the Comparative Literature Program
Cross cultures, transcend disciplines, and bridge linguistic divides.
Comparative Literature explores literatures and cultures across times, languages and media. As a comparative literature major at Fordham, you will join a vibrant community of international faculty and students with interests in literature, art and music, film and media, technology and the sciences, history, philosophy and theology. You will gain rigorous training in reading, writing, speaking, and thinking critically in multiple languages and literary traditions. You will learn the tools of more than one discipline, which will enable you to reflect upon differences and commonalities, and conflicts and exchanges among cultures throughout the world.
Of course, you’ll learn more than comparative literature here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, languages, science, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.