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.


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