A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must fulfill the general requirements of the Graduate College in addition to those specified for the master's degree. At least 12 additional gh of work, normally at the level, should be taken in courses regularly offered by the literature departments; among these, courses cross listed with the program in comparative literature are especially recommended. The candidate is responsible for a knowledge of the history of the literature in one modern language. The student also selects a period of major interest and is responsible for a knowledge of two other literatures in this period, which are considered as minors. The periods may be the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neoclassicism and the Enlightenment, or the modern nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some chronological variations in coordinating the minors will be allowed for students studying non-Western literatures.
PHD in Literary Studies
Comparative Literature, PhD < University of Illinois
A total of 90 credit hours, including 65 credit hours of course work, of which 35 credit hours must be in Comparative Literature. The dissertation must not exceed 25 credit hours of C All graduate students will be required to take C Introduction to Contemporary Literary Studies , C Fields and Methods of Comparative Literature , and two literature survey courses offered by the Department, one dealing with the pre-modern period and one dealing with the modern period. The first survey requirement would normally be met by taking C, C, C, or C; the second survey requirement would normally be met by taking C, C, C, C, C or C In addition, Ph. See the discussion of the proseminar requirement under M.
The department considers applicants with a BA degree or its equivalent in Comparative Literature or one of the individual languages and literatures. A minimum of 30 credit hours are required, distributed as follows: I. All students must enroll for 3 hours of CMLT the semester in which they are to receive their degree. At least 3 hours of credit in category II must come from a course in which substantial use of a foreign language is required, as opposed to courses in English or those involving literature primarily in translation. Students whose native language is not English may not satisfy this foreign language course requirement by courses in their native language, but may do so by courses in the English department or courses in other departments using English translations.
After the completion of coursework, the next step is the Field Paper and Exam, intended to prepare you to write the thesis. It has three components:. A page Field Proposal including a reading list of materials for which you are responsible. This is due in the Spring of the second year.