University of South Carolina

College of Arts and Sciences

Comparative Literature


Graduate Office

Suite 304

Columbia, SC 29208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.A.;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program in Comparative Literature is designed to enable graduate students to develop competence in the study of two or more literatures and literary theory. The program is staffed by an interdepartmental group of graduate professors from English, foreign languages, philosophy, and film. Areas of specialization include history and theories of literature, renaissance, women's studies, gender post-colonialism, and area studies.


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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