The Comparative Cultures and Literary Studies (CCLS) program examines culture and literature across linguistic, national, and cultural boundaries. It is offered as a major or a minor, and reflects Loyola's strong commitment to providing students with an international and global perspective.
Unlike other interdisciplinary programs, the CCLS major has a strong foreign language component and traditionally appeals to students who love language and culture and want to be active and marketable in a global world.
Courses and Participating Departments
Classics, English, Fine Arts, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Theology, and Writing and Media.
Major (12 required courses)
The general make-up includes:
- Two 200-level language courses in a language taught at Loyola (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish).
- Six 300-level CI, FR, GR, IT, ML, or SN courses, one of which must be Topics in Comparative Cultures and Literary Studies (ML307) or Introduction to Comparative Literature (ML380).
- Four courses from participating departments (see list of approved courses below) or other course approved by the director of CCLS. These courses have a comparative aspect.
Special Features of the CCLS Major
- Capstone experience (a senior project paper)
- Participate in one of our study abroad programs
- Interdisciplinary approach to learning
- Access to our state-of-the-art Language Learning Center
- Language clubs, field trips, departmental lecture series
What can you do with a major in CCLS?
- International Business
- Public Relations
- Law School
Approved Courses from other Departments:
AH 313 - Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
AH 317 - Modern Art in Europe: 1880-1945
CL 241/AH 110 - Survey of Art: Paleolithic to Gothic
CL 329 - Women in Greece and Rome
CL/HS 337 - The Multicultural Roman Empire
EN/CL 211 - Major Writers: Classical Mythology
EN 307 - Seminar in Medieval Literature
EN 350 - The Romantic Movement
EN 372 - Modern British and American Poetry
EN 376 - Postcolonial Literature
EN 386 - Seminar in Literature and Film, when bears the sub-title "From Berlin to Hollywood"
HS 303 - The Early Middle Ages
HS 308 - The White Man's Burden: Colonialism and the Historical Origins of Racism
HS 328 - Colonialism and Cultural Identity in Modern Europe
HS 367 - Black Women in the Atlantic World
HS 370 - The Jesuits in Asia since 1542
HS 372D - The Vietnamese War through Film and Literature
HS 373D - Africa: Past and Present
HS 380D - History of South Asia in the 20th Century
HS 384D - Modern Latin America
HS 394 - Colonialism and Nationalism in the Middle East and North Africa
HS 444 - War and Revolution: East Asia, 1937-1954
HS 485 - Seminar: Comparative Slavery in the Americas
MU 306 - World Music: Common Ground, Separate Sound
PL 216 - Philosophical Perspectives: Asian Thought
PL 321 - Cross-Cultural Philosophy
PL 325 - Philosophy of Asian Thought
PL 336 - Comparative Philosophy: East-West Dialogues
PL 354 - East Asian Philosophy
PL 365 - Japanese Philosophy
PL 370 - Medieval Philosophy
PL 381 - German Idealism
PL 411 - Philosophy of Culture
PS 350 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
PS 364 - International Relations through Non-Western Lenses
PS 365 - International Politics
Additional courses from participating departments may be approved on a course by course basis if they have a comparative dimension of if they reflect the values of a culture other than the student's.
For more information, contact Professor Ursula Beitter at 410-617-2514.