Global Literary Studies
Reading the literature of multiple cultures offers the opportunity to view the world in depth, providing an imaginative glimpse into the joys, sorrows, triumphs, and tragedies of our fellow humans living far and wide. Whether reading in translation to English, or in the original languages of English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian, this minor offers an exciting array of literature and film courses. Whatever field you choose to work in upon graduation, this course of study broadens understanding of others — both in terms of respecting difference and recognizing the need for a common goal of fostering empathy, compassion, and understanding. The beauty of expression that literature embodies brings us together in celebration of human potential. We welcome students majoring in all areas across campus, as this minor particularly encourages interpretations of literature from as many perspectives as there are in the room.
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