Learning Outcomes

The Comparative Literature Program offers the following doctoral degrees:

1) Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature;   
2) Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature with a German Literary Studies Specialization (CLG);  
3) Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature with a French and Francophone Studies Specialization (CLF).  

Through the completion of advanced coursework and rigorous training in language, literary research, methodologies and pedagogy, the doctoral program in comparative literature prepares students to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to function as teachers and scholars of national language and culture departments as well as comparatists in comparative and/or world literature departments and/or English departments. 

Program learning outcomes for all three degrees are defined in the attached document according to five categories of accomplishment: core knowledge, research methods and analysis, pedagogy, scholarly communications, and professionalism. [see download area below].
You may also download our Graduate Handbook and get an overview of the whole doctoral program, with its various degree milestones.