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 Howard (chair, also Communication Arts), DuBois (also Scandinavian Studies), Dharwadker, Layoun, Leary (also Scandinavian Studies), Schenck; Associate Professors Gilmore (also Landscape Architecture), Livanos, Rosenblum (also Jewish Studies), Statkiewicz; Assistant Professors Fielder, Grunewald, Neyrat, Wells. Affiliate Faculty: Adler (German), Casid (Art History), De Ferrari (Spanish and Portuguese) Garlough (also Gender and Women's Studies), Goodkin (French and Italian), Guyer (English), Kern (East Asian Languages and Literature), Livorni (French and Italian), Longinovic (Slavic Languages and Literature), Rosenmeyer (Classics). International Affiliate Faculty: Ramalho de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra, Portugal). See also Faculty on the department website.