CLCS: Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies


Contact Information


Margaret Toscano

Associate Professor
Section Representative
Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies


Lisa Hutton

Academic Advisor
Languages & Literature


Do you have a passion for literature, film, and culture? For the stories and arts of diverse parts of the world? Explore the breadth and depth of world literature and culture through Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS)!

In this program you will:

  • Engage deeply with works of literature, film, and other arts from multiple cultures
  • Practice essential critical thinking, writing, and reading skills
  • Develop strong communication skills in at least one language other than English
  • Lay the groundwork for future graduate or professional study (Humanities Graduate School, Law School, Medical School, Business)
  • Gain insight into other cultures and nurture qualities of empathy and intercultural understanding
  • Enrich your life through encounters with works of beauty, power, and depth

Majors in CLCS choose one of two emphases that will be noted on your transcripts:

  1. Literature and Culture Emphasis
  2. Religion and Culture Emphasis

Please visit these links to learn about the specifics of each emphasis.