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Undergraduate Major Tracks

In our experience, the best work connecting philosophy and literature manifests a thoroughgoing integration of specialized skills and knowledge drawn from both disciplines. Philosophy + Literature major tracks offer students serious mainstream training within criticism and within philosophy, as well as courses designed to synthesize the two. Ideally, our students will contribute fresh insights into what literature and philosophy are capable of in combination, after first reaching an understanding of what each is and does on its own.

The undergraduate major tracks are offered through participating departments. Students in these tracks take courses alongside students from other departments that also have specialized tracks associated with the Initiative in Philosophy and Literature.

For detailed information on the course of study in a particular department, please click on the relevant link.

Classics and Philosophy
Students may apply a focus in Classics and Philosophy to the Classical Studies, Latin, or Greek major tracks. See all requirements. Scroll down to "F: Philosophy and Literature Focus."
Comparative Literature and Philosophy
See all requirements. Scroll down to "Philosophical and Literary Thought."
English and Philosophy
See all requirements. Scroll down to "V: Literature and Philosophy."
French Literature and Philosophy
See all requirements. Scroll down to "French and Philosophy Option."
German Literature and Philosophy
See all requirements. Scroll down to "German and Philosophy."
Italian Literature and Philosophy
See all requirements. Scroll down to "Italian and Philosophy Option."
Philosophy with Literature
See all requirements. Scroll down to "Special Option in Philosophy and Literature."
Russian Philosophy and Literature
See all requirements. Scroll down to "Russian and Philosophy."