According to the University of Arkansas's Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies program, it "is an innovative interdisciplinary graduate program devoted to the study of literature and culture from a global perspective and across languages, genres, disciplines, nations, and cultures." The program offers advanced academic training in foreign languages, literary translation, comparative literature, and cultural studies. The program offers a master's program and 5 doctoral concentrations: Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies, Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, Cultural Studies and Literary Translation.

Advanced Language StillsAnalytical/Critical Thinking
Clarifying IdeasComparing Interpretations
Creating Innovative SolutionsCultural Understanding
Editing SkillsGathering Information
Influencing & PersuadingListening Skills
Problem SolvingPublic Speaking
Research SkillsStrategic Planning/Visioning
Summarizing IdeasWritten Communication