Interdisciplinary Programs & Minors

Comparative Arts Minor

The Comparative Arts concentration surveys some of the fundamental aspects of music, literature, culture, and art; such as the nature of aesthetic judgement, the task of art, literature and music criticism, including formalist, representational, and contemporary theories on viewing, analyzing, and interpreting the arts.  In addition, with comparative analysis between the modes of visual, literary, and aura representation, different aspects of artistic theories are investigated.  The concentration analyzes the principal forms and genres of the visual, literary, and aural elements in various cultural disciplines, providing and understanding for human creativity and expression.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a Comparative Arts Concentration consists of the following:

  • a selection of two disciplines or concentrations within the BLA list of concentrations.  One of the concentrations must be Comparative Arts [24 to 30 credits]
  • a second concentration is selected according to the student's interest [24 to 30 credits]
  • a completion of the competency requirement [12 credits].
  • an overall GPA of 2.5 is required
  • no minor is permitted

42.210 Drama
42.211 Poetry
42.218 Comedy
42.219 Tragedy
42.230 Film Classics
42.276 Irish American Literature
45.311 Philosophy and Literature
46.315 Politics of Arts and Culture
46.317 Politics and Music
45.333 Symbols and Society
48.260 Mass Media & Communications
52.335 Cinema and the Italian Americans
50.376 French Cinema and Society
53.314 Philosophy and Science Fiction
58.101 Art Appreciation
58.105 Comparative Arts
58.300 Art History, Music and Culture
58.305 Theater in the Visual Arts
58.370 Art History and Film
59.494 Directed Studies in Comparative Arts
59.495 Advanced Tutorial in Comparative Arts
59.496 Practicum in Comparative Arts
74.356 American Musical Theater
74.466 Music of the Early Twentieth Century

Course Listing Comparative Arts