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Comparative World Literature Minor

Department of Modern Languages and Classics
200 B.B. Comer Hall
www.as.ua.edu/mlc
complit@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. The minor in comparative world literature is open only to students who have completed two years of college-level coursework in a foreign language. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in comparative world literature requires successful completion of the following 18 semester hours:

CoursesHours
Any foreign language 201 and 202 6
Literature electives 300 or 400 level* 6
Literature electives* 6
Total 18
   
*A minimum of 6 hours of literature courses must be associated with the foreign language taken, either in the original text or in translation.

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the minor GPA. The minor in comparative world literature requires the successful completion of the following outside the minor: four semesters or equivalent proficiency in one foreign language. Note: Computer science does not fulfill this requirement.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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