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Comparative Literature

Professor and Two Students at Conference Table

Comparative Literature is the home for the study of literature and media as global phenomena here at Fordham. A core mission of our diverse program is the exploration of other languages and cultures. Our courses will give you the opportunity to learn about great works of art and ideas from around the world and from every historical period, while preparing you for the career you want in today's global society. A required course in literary and/or intercultural theory will introduce you to current debates about literature and culture, and in your senior year, you get the chance to work closely with a faculty advisor on a final paper or creative project that reflects your own interests and ideas.

As part of Comparative Literature, you will have opportunities to travel abroad, get internships here in New York City, and contribute to the student-run literary journal Bricolage. Comparative Literature majors get jobs in media, the arts, education, public service, business and the law.