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There are eleven majors available to students within the Department of Literature: Literatures in Cultural Studies, English, French, German, Italian, U.S. Latino/a and Latin American, Russian, Spanish, Literatures of the World, Writing, and the composite major in two literatures. Requirements vary from major to major. Once a student has decided upon a major in literature, he or she is required to meet regularly with an advisor in the Department of Literature. Worksheets defining major requirements are available in the literature undergraduate office to help students organize their course work.


All courses taken to satisfy major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.

Special Studies courses (198s and 199s) may not be used to satisfy upper-division secondary literature requirements for the major

For official Literature Requirements, please refer to the UCSD Catalog

Student Advising:
Danny Panella
Undergraduate Advisor
117 Literature Building
(858) 534-8681
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Director Undergraduate Studies:
Jin-kyung Lee

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