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Undergraduate programs

Would you like to know...

  • How writers from different traditions and times have addressed the issues of collective identity and their place in the world?
  • How literature and philosophy have influenced each other?
  • How immigration has transformed Quebec society and its cultural landscape?
  • The effects on identity, alterity ("otherness" and the way it is represented) and the political evolution of communities?

For the answers to all these questions and many others, choose a program in comparative literature.

Our undergraduate programs

Job outlook

A degree in comparative literature opens doors to many sectors and organizations:

  • Radio, television and other media
  • Government departments
  • Organizations in the fields of culture, immigration, ethnocultural relations and external affairs

If you hold a degree in film studies and comparative literature, you may also find a job with cultural organizations (National Film Board of Canada, Cinémathèque québécoise, etc.) or in the multimedia industry.

And there’s more! With complementary undergraduate or graduate studies, you can choose a career in teaching, research, journalism or translation.