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M.A. Program in Comparative Literature


MA Course Requirements


A minimum of 30 credit hours are required, distributed as follows:


I.             15 hours of graduate CMLT courses

II.            9 hours of graduate courses appropriate to the student's program of study in other literature and related departments (e.g., Anthropology, Art History, Drama, History, Philosophy, Women's Studies)

III.          3 hours of additional graduate credit

IV.          3 hours of CMLT 7300 (Thesis). 


Credit for CMLT 8980 (Independent Study) and CMLT 7300 (Thesis) may not be counted in category I.  All students must enroll for 3 hours of CMLT 7300 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. 

                The additional course in category III may be in CMLT, another literature, or a related discipline (e.g. art history, music, film, history, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology). For MA students, the Graduate School requires that 12 hours of credit be in courses open only to graduate students, exclusive of research (7000) and thesis writing (7300).  A maximum of 6 hours of 7000 may be applied toward the 30 hour requirement. 

                All incoming graduate students are required to take the departmental Proseminar (CMLT 7100), which does not count towards the minimum 30 hours, but can be used toward the Graduate School requirement of 12 hours in courses open only to graduate students. All new TA's are required to take the department's teaching practicum, GRSC 7770, which cannot be counted toward the required 30 credit hours.


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