Comparative Literature is a Master of Arts and Ph.D. granting program that offers students the opportunity to study literatures and cultures from a variety of comparative and interdisciplinary approaches. Students are expected to study with faculty in multiple languages, from the English department and the School of Languages and Cultures, and may take classes in a variety of critical theories, literatures and subjects. Associated Comparative Literature faculty members include specialists in Literatures of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, along with Philosophy, Rhetorical Theory, and Women's Studies. Students are also encouraged to take classes from across the College of Liberal Arts curriculum to gain a better understanding of their chosen field. Our graduate population is diverse, hailing from all over the world, and working in many different historical periods, with varied theoretical approaches. Comparative Literature at Purdue is especially geared towards studies that cut across traditional national, linguistic, and temporal boundaries, such as Medieval, Renaissance, Postcolonial, and Global studies. In conjunction with the English department and the School of Languages and Cultures, the Comparative Literature program also offers seminars in Comparative Literature, details about which can be found on the courses page. The program has a range of financial resources available to fund its graduate students. The Comparative Literature Program is recognized by the State of Indiana as a degree-granting program which offers its own admissions through the Graduate School.