Requirements

Credit hours (33): minimum 27 course work hours plus 6 thesis hours (CmpSt 699R)

Required courses: CmpSt 610; CS 615; two courses from CS 620R, 625R, 630R, 640R, 650R, 660R, 670R.

Electives: 5 courses in humanities, classics, comparative literature, art history, musicology, philosophy, history, film, or literature (up to 6 hours may be in upper-division undergraduate classes where equivalent graduate classes are not available); courses, one or more of which may be CmpSt seminars in addition to the two required, are chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and are subject to the approval of the department’s graduate council. No more than one directed readings course may be counted toward the M.A. degree in Comparative Studies.

Special Field: proficiency in a second foreign language or in a discipline other than literature (e.g. art history, musicology, philosophy, film, history, etc.), demonstrated by course work or examination, as determined by the student’s graduate committee and the program’s graduate council.

Completion of a reading list, which is determined in consultation with a faculty advisor, subject to the approval of the department’s graduate council. No more than one directed readings course may be counted toward the M.A. degree in Comparative Studies.

Completion of a Masters Thesis.

Examinations: final written examination on the reading list; oral defense of thesis.