Planning Your Program

Planning your Program in Comparative Literature & Translation Studies
Recommendations in Planning your Major or Minor:
(1) Become familiar with the Registrar’s definition of Requirements: Registrar - Majors and Minors
  • Things to be considered:
    • Some programs require specific courses to be taken at Barnard (and not Columbia)
    • Know there is a maximum number of courses that may be taken outside of Barnard/Columbia: Receiving External Credits
    • Requirements depend on the minor or major chosen (see individual department curriculum statements)
      • Minors require at least 5 courses
      • Majors require 10 courses or more, in most cases
(2) When to meet with the Chair:
  • Declaring your major
    • To introduce yourself
    • To decide, with the help of the Chair, on an appropriate advisor
    • To ask any questions you may have about the major
(3) When to meet with your advisor
  • During Program Planning:
    • To determine the most appropriate courses specific to your Program and interests
    • Address questions concerning the overall selection of courses 
  • To talk about literature
  • To discuss any questions or concerns regarding your coursework