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