Welcome to Comparative Literature @ HKU!

*Important Notice for Students*:

Please note that starting in the 2023-2024 academic year, NEW MAJORS must take ONE FOUNDATIONAL COURSE (6 credits) in order to complete the major.

Currently these courses are : CLIT2001, CLIT2025, CLIT2094, and CLIT2095. If you happen to take more than one of the above classes, the second ones will count as regular 2000-level/Advanced classes.

If you have already declared your major before August 2023, you can disregard this notice.

In order to MAJOR in Comparative Literature, students need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. not fewer than one (6 credits) of the following first year Comparative Literature courses, and obtain a grade C or above: CLIT1001 or CLIT1008 or CLIT1009 or CLIT1010;
  2. 12 credits of introductory courses from any Arts programmes, which may include additional credits in 1000-level Comparative Literature courses; and
  3. not fewer than 54 credits of 2000- and 3000-level Comparative Literature courses, which should include (i) not fewer than one (6 credits) foundational course (CLIT2001, CLIT2025, CLIT2094 and CLIT2095) preferably in the second year, and (ii) not fewer than one (6 credits) capstone experience course.