German Literature and Critical Thought Degree Requirements

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


Courses Units
Core Courses
GERMAN 401 German Literature and Critical Thought, 1750-1832 1
GERMAN 402 German Literature and Critical Thought, 1832-1900 1
GERMAN 403 German Literature, Critical Thought, and New Media, 1900-45 1
GERMAN 404 German Literature, Critical Thought, and New Media since 1945 1
GERMAN 405 Basic Issues in Foreign Language Teaching 1
GERMAN 406 Contours of German History since 1750 1
Electives: Twelve courses from those listed below and related disciplines 12
GERMAN 322 German Contributions to World Literature  
GERMAN 324 Modern German Drama  
GERMAN 431 Contemporary German Literature  
GERMAN 441 Studies in Communication and Culture  
GERMAN 490 Independent Reading  
GERMAN 499 Independent Research  
GERMAN 590 Research  
Total required units: 18

Other PhD Degree Requirements:

  • Graduate Colloquium: Participation in seminars and workshops under this rubric during all quarters in residence
  • Examinations: Comprehensive examination for admission to candidacy
  • Research/Projects: Extensive research papers related to seminar topics
  • Prospectus: Writing and defense of prospectus
  • PhD Dissertation: Original independent research
  • Final Evaluations: Oral defense of the dissertation