The composite major in literature permits a student to develop a solid foundation in two literatures while remaining within one department. Because the UCSD Literature Department houses literatures that are divided among different departments at most universities, our composite major allows students to coordinate their studies with a single, closely-knit group of faculty, and to arrange their program without repeating two different sets of major requirements. (For example, since a composite major necessarily combines literatures written in two different languages, it automatically fulfills the foreign language requirement for the literature major.)
Students pursuing a composite major must work closely with a faculty advisor to plan a program of study that meets the following requirements:
Students will select two literatures of concentration (Literature 1 and Literature 2)
Students will meet all lower-division major requirements for each of the two literatures of concentration.
Students will take eight upper-division courses in each of the two selected literatures of concentration for a total of sixteen upper-division courses.