Comparative Literature, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. degree normally entails at least 30 credits of course work (beyond M.A. courses) and 12 credits of dissertation research. Advising will address the depth, breadth, and coherence of each student's course plan and, if necessary, coordination among different histories of the early modern and modern. 

Advance to Candidacy: In addition to the course requirements below, students must successfully pass a Qualifying Exam, as well as fulfill a language requirement. This requirement can be met in various ways (prior coursework, translation test, or a degree in language).

Post-Candidacy: Students must complete at least 12 credits of CMLT899 and successfully defend and submit a dissertation. 

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
ENGL602Critical Theory and Literary Criticism3
ENGL611Approaches to College Composition3
Historical Perspectives course3
Two CMLT seminars6
Remainder of coursework15
Dissertation Research Requirements
CMLT899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits42