Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Comparative Cultures and Literary Studies Minor

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 minor 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.

Minor (6 required courses)

  • 1 Introduction to Comparative Studies
  • 2 200 level language courses
  • 2 courses at the 300-level, either from the core CCLS or French, German, Spanish literature or culture, or courses from the regular offerings of participating departments as approved by the advisor in consultation with the CCLS committee, or 1 300 level course in a participating department

Special Features of the CCLS Minor

  • 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
  • Management
  • Education
  • Banking
  • Law School

For more information, contact:

Professor Thomas Ward at 410.617.2370.

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Ana Gómez-Pérez, Ph.D.

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Modern Languages & Literatures