UC San Diego SearchMenu
Founded over forty years ago, the single Department of Literature gathers together a group of scholars, critics, and writers committed to research and debate on international and interdisciplinary issues surrounding the study of literature and culture. The organization of the Department of Literature is unique within the UC system in that it is neither a department of English nor a department of Comparative Literature as either is traditionally construed. Rather, from its beginning, the Literature Department at UCSD has aimed to be a department of world literatures and cultures within a single unit committed to the multilingual historical study of the connections and conflicts between cultures and society. [Continued]

U.S. Latino/a and Latin American Literatures

PeruNew Bilingual Major that allows students to do half their coursework in English and half in Spanish

Welcome New Faculty!

We are pleased to welcome Daisuke Miyao, Jacobo Santana Myerston and Sarah Nicolazzo to the Literature Department! 

Language and Culture

Language and Culture Programs Greek, Korean, Latin, and Russian and Intermediate and Advanced courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish

Smoke Free UCSD

Smoke Free

Defining Our Future

Defining our Future
Learn About the Principles of Community, a collaboratively developed statement, issued by the chancellor, that provides a framework for diversity and affirms the unique contribution of each member of the UCSD community.
Literature Department

Contact Us

Administrative Office

110 Literature Building
(858) 534-3210

Undergraduate Program Advising

117 Literature Building
(858) 534-8681
Virtual Advising

Graduate Program

115 Literature Building
(858) 534-3217

Give to Literature

Give to Literature

Social Media