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2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comparative Literature, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 15031) (SIMS Code: 111701)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in comparative literature and English courses can apply to the degree.

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The comparative literature major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the comparative literature major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Language Requirement

Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 8 or above before taking English 508W with a grade of C (2.0) or better, which is required. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.


(33 units)

2. Six Units

Six units of 500-level English courses (no double-counting of courses).

3. Three Units

Three units of:


Consult with the Comparative Literature and English honors program adviser for honors program variation.

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