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Our faculty of forty welcomes you to the rich curricula of nine undergraduate majors. We offer students enrichment through studying the literatures, languages, and cultures of an increasingly global society. We teach eleven world languages, film studies, theory, and linguistics. Comparative and transnational studies are emphasized and encouraged. Our Graduate Program is characterized by its balance of Asia alongside Europe and the Middle East, and offers tracks in Interliterary, Interdisciplinary, and Science Fiction Studies. Our passion for close reading and our investment in world literature is informed by the diversity of our texts and of our students themselves. We welcome you to join in the global adventure.

Thomas Scanlon
Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages

French Majors Receive Scholarships

(5/23/2014) Congratulations to Jennifer Frias and Alannah Leblanc! Jennifer has been awarded a total of $9,000 in merit-based scholarships to fund a year of study abroad (2014-2015) in Lyon, France, and Alannah has been awarded a CHASS Dean's Scholarship, a highly competitive award for outstanding sophomores in CHASS.

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