Indicators of Achievement
The Student Learning Outcomes of the Comparative Literature and the History of Ideas Program include:
- Fundamentals of Literature and Culture
- Students will develop an active understanding of the terminology, categories and concepts used in literary and cultural studies.
- Intellectual Traditions
- Students will master the literary and intellectual traditions of a particular historical moment in two different cultures. One of the cultures will be non-English speaking.
- Linguistic Mastery
- Students will engage with texts in their original language.
- Thinking Comparatively
- Students will learn to see, question and analyze from a variety of viewpoints and perspectives.
- Communication Skills
- Students will effectively communicate, orally and in writing, their knowledge of intellectual traditions and especially their comparative analysis of those traditions.
- Understanding Research
- Students will demonstrate an ability to conduct comparative research and an understanding of the nature of inquiry.