Comparative Literature, Minor

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

With a minor in comparative literature, you will get to engage with literary works across languages, borders, and historical periods, exploring the traditions and innovations of the literatures of the world. From novels to poetry, drama to film, monuments to political protest, comics to audio, urban space to visual culture, you’ll be introduced to texts and cultures in the broadest sense.

Comparative Literature, Minor

Where you'll go

There are few jobs in life for which being a good writer and critical thinker won’t be a big plus. You can work in medicine, law, journalism, publishing, advertising, public service, social work, community organizing, teaching, and fundraising, among others. Our graduates find success in a wide range of careers and in the nation’s top graduate programs.

Program Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Department Requirements

At least four courses (12–16 credits) in advanced electives in the comparative literature program with a grade of C or higher in each course. Comparative literature minors should consult with the director for recommendations.


Contact the English Department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

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