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Transfer Credit

 

We Welcome Tranfer Credits

Our major and minor are very flexible, and we’re eager to work with you to incorporate your previous coursework into your Comparative Literature curriculum at UM.  Courses you have taken in departments like English, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Art History, Film, Music, Anthropology, and American Culture can count toward your work in UM Comparative Literature. Humanities courses taken in foreign language departments (i.e., the courses you take after you’re proficient in the language) can count too.

  • Transfer credits in the Comparative Literature major. 24 credits of transfer courses may be applied toward the 33 required credits of Comparative Literature major. 6 credits of Comparative Literature department electives and Comparative Literature 495 must be taken in residence.

  • Transfer credits in the Minor in Translation Studies. 9 credits of transfer courses may be applied toward the minimum 15 credits required in the Minor in Translation Studies. The remaining 6 credits must be completed in residence.

  • Transfer credits from Study Abroad. For details on Study Abroad Credits in the Comparative Literature Major and the Translation Studies Minor, see link.

We are eager to work with you to evaluate and approve transfer credits from your previous college or university, in the US or elsewhere.  To find out how this works, see the departmental approval process.

Transfer Credit Approval Process for Currently Enrolled UM Students

  • If the class is listed on the LSA Transfer Credit Equivalency Website (e.g. COMPLIT 376), then no further steps are required. The course has been counted as Comparative Literature, and the level has been established. It can now be counted toward your major or minor.

  • If the class is listed on the Transfer Credit Equivalency Website as departmental credit  (e.g. "COMPLIT DEPT", "HISTORY DEPT", etc. ), make an appointment with the Comparative Literature Advisor for the Major or Minor, as appropriate.

Bring all the information about the course that you have available to this appointment. Especially important is the complete syllabus for the class that you wish to count toward your work in Comparative Literature.

The Advisor will use this information to determine

  • whether the subject matter of the transferred course is appropriate for the Major (or Minor),

  • the level at which the course was taught (100, 200, 300, 400), b),

  • and what departmental course (if any) the course corresponds to.

If as a result of this evaluation request, you are informed that the class transfers with COMPLIT departmental credit (e.g. "COMPLIT DEPT", "HISTORY DEPT", etc. ), make an appointment with the Comparative Literature Advisor for the major or the minor, as appropriate, to have the course evaluated.

Bring all the information about the course that you have available to this appointment. Especially important is the complete syllabus for the class that you wish to count toward your work in Comparative Literature.

The Advisor will use this information to determine

  • whether the subject matter of the transferred course is appropriate for the Major (or Minor),

  • the level at which the course was taught (100, 200, 300, 400), b),

  • and what departmental course (if any) the course corresponds to.

     

Transfer Credit Approval Process for Prospective Transfer Students

If a class is not listed at all on the Transfer Credit Equivalency website, this means that no student has ever submitted it for evaluation. Submit the course to the Department of Comparative Literature for evaluation via complit.info@umich.edu. Please include as much information as you can about the course. A complete syllabus is especially helpful. The Advisor will use this information to determine

  • whether the subject matter of the transferred course is appropriate for the Major (or Minor),

  • the level at which the course was taught (100, 200, 300, 400), b),

  • and what departmental course (if any) the course corresponds to.

We will be in touch once an advisor has reviewed and evaluated the course.