Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

Study Abroad for Comparative Literature Majors (PDF)

Study Abroad Information on the Comparative Literature Website

Comparative Literature Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

It is possible.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

Students can use up to four (4) courses from UCEAP towards either of their literature requirements.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

Prior courses are not posted. Please consult with major adviser.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

Program plans are posted on the departmental website.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Syllabi are reviewed and approved by faculty undergraduate adviser which can be used towards specific literature courses.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes.

UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

No.

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The undergraduate adviser signs the UCEAP form.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

No holds.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

While I strongly advise that students do a semester or year of UCEAP/study abroad, I do advise against such a program in their graduating semester since it may delay graduation.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?
Courses and syllabi are reviewed by faculty undergraduate adviser.