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Program Requirements

Literature Emphasis

  1. National and ethnic literatures (6 courses)
    The student must take six literature courses, four in the cultural area of the primary language and two in that of the secondary language. At least two of the six courses should be a 100-level literature course in a language not native to the student, with readings in the original language, whatever the language of instruction or written assignments. If English is one of the two languages, and if the student's conceptual focus crosses linguistic boundaries, the major may include literature courses in English translation, provided the major as a whole still includes at least two courses with readings in a language not native to the student.
  2. Visual arts and/or film (2 courses)
    The student must take two courses in film or other visual arts (normally, one in the cultural area of the primary language, the other in that of the secondary language), chosen from section II-A or II-B of the course list that follows. (See Courses Acceptable for the Major.)
  3. Cross-cultural and/or gender-oriented literary or visual studies (2 courses)
    The student must take two courses of a cross-cultural or gender-oriented nature in a literary or visual art, chosen from the literature courses in section III-A of the course list, or from the courses in visual arts and film in sections II-B and III-C.
  4. Literary and cultural theory (2 courses)
    The student must also complete one semester of literary theory, chosen from section IV-A of the course list, and one semester of cultural theory, chosen from section IV-C.

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