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Transfer Students

Comparative Literature Welcomes Transfer Students

Transfer students interested in the Humanities and foreign languages have a home in the Department of Comparative Literature. If you haven’t heard of Comparative Literature before, we are an interdisciplinary, multilingual field of study in the Humanities.  We cultivate the study of foreign languages and cultures into a field of Global Humanities: language, literature, and culture understood together and in mutually-illuminating contrast. More information about what we do is here.

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.