Students in the Comparative Literature Major complete three courses in one foreign literature and two courses in another, which take the place of two out of three electives in the standard major (the third elective must then be used for the theory requirement). In all five foreign literature courses, the literature must be read in the original language.
Comparative Literature majors must also demonstrate proficiency at the L5 level in one of their languages and at the L4 level or above in the other. Students taking the intensive major in three national literatures must take two courses each in two national literatures and three in a third. They must demonstrate proficiency at the L5 level in the language of their principal literature, and at the L4 level or above in the other two.