Comparative Literary Studies Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School's Policy Guide.

PhD

Courses Units
CLS theory requirement 3
Home department
Electives (in CLS, home department, or other graduate programs) 6-9
Total required units: 15

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: theory exam in the first year; broad-based examination in home department by Winter quarter of the 3rd year.
  • Research/Projects: public presentation of a comparative paper in the third year
  • PhD Dissertation: original, independent research
  • Final Evaluations: defense of dissertation