Comparative Literature, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Requirements for Majors

A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation. The GPA in the major is calculated from courses in the major based in the major department only, and that have been taken at City College or through ePermit, including all courses in excess of the minimum required for the degree. In addition, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 and above to graduate with a BA in Comparative Literature.

Students majoring in Comparative Literature must complete the following:

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CL 28000Introduction to Comparative Literature


CL 41100-42000Seminars in Comparative Literature


Elective Courses

National literatures in the original language:

Course NumberTitleCredits
Courses in the first language minimum


Courses in a second language minimum


Related free electives


Total Credit Hours: 36

Total Credit Hours Required for obtaining a B.A. degree: 120, at least 90 of which must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (RLA).

General Education Requirements ("Pathways")

In general, students are required to complete 42 credits of General Education coursework, with some adjustments for transfer students. See the General Education Requirements (“Pathways”) section of the Bulletin for more information.