Program Structure

The undergraduate program in Comparative Literature involves the study of two or three literary traditions in a comparative perspective through transnational themes, genres, influences, and perspectives.

The object of the program is to expose the student not only to various literary traditions but also to interdisciplinary areas such as visual arts, history of art, music, history, and philosophy. Anglo-Saxon Literature forms the backbone of the program with a comparative perspective on certain periods and selected works from Turkish and European literatures.

The courses taught in the program can be grouped under two headings: During the first three years the courses offered cover studies in the novel, history of western civilization, mythology, literary criticism, textual analysis, translation and art appreciation. The fourth year concentrates primarily on the twentieth century literature, art, and philosophy.