The World Literature interdisciplinary major teaches students to recognize, consider and understand translation as a fundamental part of knowledge.
Students are expected to develop a critical understanding of their own world citizenship. The interdisciplinary major enhances students' grasp of their primary language by asking them to see it in relationship to another language. As a literary field of study, it teaches students to pay close attention to all aspects of language, from word choice to rhetoric.
Through the curriculum, students become expert readers of texts that require exploration, research and reflection. Students may minor in World Literature or create their own independent interdisciplinary major in World Literature. The program acts as an interface for the humanities, encouraging students to synthesize, bridge and weave their interdisciplinary knowledge in a global framework.