Bachelor of Liberal Arts

The Concentration in Comparative Arts

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.


Students must complete 8 courses including:

Four 200-level Comparative Art courses.
At least four 300-level or above Comparative Arts courses.

See the course catalog for a complete description of Comparative Art courses.