The department offers a doctoral minor to graduate students of other departments and programs interested in pursuing the workings of comparative methodology in a global context and in broadening the critical and conceptual framework for their study of literatures, cultures, and texts.

The minor requires a minimum of 12 credits of coursework in comparative literature courses, which must include COMP LIT 702 Problems in Comparative Studies and at least one seminar (at the 800 or 900 level). Three credits may be taken at the 400 level, with the consent of the CLFS director of graduate studies.

Faculty: Professors Dharwadker, Gilmore (also Landscape Architecture), Layoun, Livorni (chair, also French and Italian), Rosenblum (also Jewish Studies); Associate Professors Livanos, Statkiewicz; Assistant Professors Fielder, Grunewald, Neyrat, Wells. Affiliate Faculty: Adler (German, Nordic, and Slavic), Casid (Art History),  Garlough (also Gender and Women's Studies), Goodkin (French and Italian), Guyer (English), Kern (Asian Languages and Cultures), Longinovic (German, Nordic, and Slavic), Valentine (Linguistics); Associate Professors Kapust (Political Science);  International Affiliate Faculty: Ramalho de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra, Portugal). See also Faculty on the department website.