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

The Ph.D. degree normally entails at least 18 credits of course work (beyond M.A. courses) and 12 credits of dissertation research. Students take one course in Methodology (3 credits); one course in Theory (3 credits); two courses in Early Modern Literature (6 credits); and two courses in Modern Literature (6 credits). The designations early modern and modern remain flexible to accommodate different literary histories. In each of the two general periods, at least one course must be taken in the English Department in Anglophone or Comparative Literature and at least one course outside of the English Department in another language/literature. Students can use six credits of MA work to satisfy distribution requirements (though not total credit number requirements). 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. 

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
ENGL602Critical Theory and Literary Criticism3
ENGL611Approaches to College Composition3
Select four additional courses12
Dissertation Research Requirements
CMLT899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits30