University of Georgia

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Comparative Literature


UGA Graduate School, 320 East Clayton Street, Suite 400

Athens, GA 30602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Comparative Literature, Ph.D. - Comparative Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We are a large and diverse department with a full-time faculty of nineteen. We offer courses in world literatures and languages, literary theory and interdisciplinary studies. Our literature classes include a full range of comparative courses in European literature and culture from Antiquity to the present and in the literatures and cultures of Africa, and Asia. Our interdisciplinary courses focus on literature and film, literature and the visual arts, literature and music, and literature and nature.

We are the home of eight Asian and African language programs: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Swahili, Yoruba and Manding. We offer majors in Chinese and Japanese and minors in Korean. Students in our language programs work closely with native speakers and participate in activities that enhance their understanding of the cultural heritage of each language.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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