Program Information

School: Simon Fraser University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Comparative Literature
Description: This bachelor of arts program focuses on writing from around the world – whether this is in the form of novels, essays, poetry, or prose, and whether the writing is traditional or experimental. The texts of world literature are those that have circulated outside their culture of origin, gaining new meanings and new relevance in other languages, nations, and traditions. The study of world literature raises vital questions about cross-cultural understanding, the practice of translation as a creative and cultural enterprise, literature’s role in history and society, and the nature of literature itself. Students will study historical, cultural, and theoretical approaches as well as the changing meanings of literature in translation.
URL: World Literature at Simon Fraser University
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

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  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Science 

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Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]