Ph.D. minor in Comparative Literature
A Ph.D. minor in Comp Lit is designed to support areas of special interest in your major field.
The minor requires at least four courses in Comparative Literature, including C501, “Introduction to Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature.” Students must also demonstrate a fluent reading knowledge of at least one foreign (non-native) language.
No examination is required for the minor, but a member of the Comparative Literature faculty must serve on your dissertation committee, unless the Comparative Literature department waives this requirement.
If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. minor, please contact the director of graduate studies in the Comparative Literature department or review requirements in the Graduate School Bulletin.
Ph.D. minor in Literary Theory
The departments of English and Comparative Literature jointly administer the minor in Literary Theory. This minor requires a minimum of three courses, including at least one from a list of specified options in Comparative Literature and one from a similar list of options in English.
It is also possible to complete an intensive minor in Literary Theory. This requires a minimum of six courses. Additional courses may be chosen from theory-oriented offerings in the Departments of French and Italian, Germanic Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Spanish and Portuguese, and Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.
If you are interested in this minor, contact the director of graduate studies in English or Comparative Literature. For a list of courses that count for the minor in Literary Theory, see the relevant sections of the Graduate Bulletin.
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