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Comparative Literature

Bachelor of Arts with Honors

Faculty of Arts

Why study Comparative Literature?

Why study Comparative Literature?
Comparative Literature is the study of the interrelationships of literature with other cultural practices and disciplines, such as philosophy, psychology, and politics. Comparative Literature spans across languages, cultures, and disciplines, examining literary works in the broadest possible way. Topics include world literature, literary and critical theory, mythology, gender and women’s studies, Science Fiction, and Popular Culture.

Why take the Honors program?
Are you interested in working closely with faculty mentors in labs and community settings on real-life challenges? Do you want to gain research experience for graduate studies, refine your writing for a professional career, or interact with peers who have similar academic interests and passions? Then the Comparative Literature Honors program is right for you!

Why get a Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree?

Why study Arts at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Arts boasts one of the most diverse Arts programs in Canada, offering top quality educational opportunities that prepare students for successful careers in every sector of society. With over 900 distinct courses in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, you will find an academic pathway for you. Your studies will be enhanced by the rich insights that our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members bring to the classroom through unique insights drawn from their research and advancement of human knowledge. Academic excellence, innovative problem-solving, and experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, such as Community Service-Learning and Arts Work Experience programs, will give you the tools to thrive in a diverse and increasingly complex workplace.

 

BA Honors programs provide a high degree of specialization in one subject area (or in some cases, two areas combined) and demand a higher standard both for admission and ongoing performance in the program. All Honors programs in the Faculty of Arts require one year of study prior to admission and applicants must present a minimum of (★24) credits to be eligible to apply.

Possible Careers

  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Writer

Billy-Ray, from Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta, recently graduated with a BA in Comparative Literature and is now studying at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

Minimum of 24 units of transferable course weight required

Consult the U of A Calendar for fields of study and appropriate first-year course selection.

Admission Selection: For consideration, you need a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 with an average of 3.3 or better in your Honors subject courses; Competitive AGPA varies by field of study from 3.0-3.3.

 
 

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Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community, and opportunities for undergraduates you won’t find anywhere else. Come learn, try, solve, create, challenge, master, transform, and change the world.

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