University of Southern California

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Comparative Literature


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Comparative Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program offers: comparative study in major literary genres and periods and in contemporary literary theory. There are particular strengths in drama and fiction; classical, medieval, Renaissance, and 18th thru 20th century literature; and in the theories of structuralism, semiotics, post structuralism, narratology,feminism and psychoanalysis. Specialized study is offered in non-Western traditions and in interdisciplinary subjects such as literature and gender studies.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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