Ph.D. Literature: Literary Criticism and Theory Concentration Requirements | Department of English | Kent State University

Ph.D. Literature: Literary Criticism and Theory Concentration Requirements

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(Revised Spring 2017, Effective Fall 2018)

Required Core Course: (3 hours), ENG 76706, Methods in the Study of Literature

Required only for students on appointment: (3 hours), ENG 61094, Introduction to Research in Teaching College Writing

Literary Criticism and Theory: (12 hours, 4 courses)

Literary Traditions: (6 hours, 2 courses)

Electives: (6 hours, 3 hours of “Research” may be used to fulfill elective requirement). Students may fill 3 credit hours of Electives with an Independent Investigation approved by the faculty member supervising the course. For additional Independent Investigation hours, the student must request graduate faculty approval.

Independent Investigation: The Dissertation Prospectus (3 hours)


Total Hours: 30 hours (may include 3 “Research Hours”)

Language Requirement: See handbook.

Qualifying Examinations: Major Area and Minor Area

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