The department offers several courses taught by its faculty. These courses provide a broad introduction to the documents and thought of modern culture for all students, from those interested in a general liberal arts preparation to those in one of the university’s pre-professional programs.

For qualified juniors and seniors preparing for graduate school, the department also offers the opportunity to pursue an independent and often interdisciplinary research project through the Honors Program.

The Department of Comparative Thought and Literature does not offer a departmental major or minor. Students who wish to concentrate on the courses that it offers should consider a major in another humanities department.