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Section Requirements

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE (TOTAL 18 seminars; 5 years; 4 years for students with MA degrees)

3 seminars: Introductory theory sequence
at least 4 seminars in literature 1*
at least 2 seminars in literature 2*
at least 1 seminar or upper division undergraduate course in literature 3*
at least 4 seminars in theory, cultural studies, literature 2 or 3, comparative literature, or composition studies*
4 seminars open to choice. Two of these will be independent study courses (LitXX 298) in preparation for qualifying examinations*

* At least four of these courses taken in any of these categories must be in LTCO (designated LTCO)

Seminars in literature 1, literature 2, and literature 3 must be substantially focused upon the relevant language and deal with materials in the original.


CULTURAL STUDIES (TOTAL 18 seminars; 5 years; 4 years for students with MA degrees)

3 seminars: Introductory theory sequence
at least 4 seminars in literature 1
at least 2 seminars in literature 2
at least 5 seminars in theory or cultural studies, literature 2 or 3, comparative literature, or composition studies.
4 seminars open to choice. Two of these will be independent study courses (LitXX 298) in preparation for qualifying examinations.


LITERATURES IN ENGLISH / SPANISH / GERMAN / FRENCH (TOTAL 18 seminars; 5 years; 4 years for students with MA degrees)

3 seminars: Introductory theory sequence
at least 4 seminars in literature 1
at least 2 seminars in literature 2
at least 4 seminars in theory, cultural studies, literature 2 or 3, comparative literature, or composition studies.
5 seminars open to choice. Two of these may be independent study courses (LitXX 298) in preparation for qualifying examinations.

Graduate Coordinator
Kristin Carnohan
115 Literature Building
(858) 534-3217
litgrad@ucsd.edu

Application Open:
9/1 - 12/1 (deadline)
The only grading option for literature graduate courses is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). Students receive written evaluations of their performance in seminars. Upper-division undergraduate courses must be taken for a letter grade; students must receive a grade of A to maintain acceptable graduate status and continuation of funding.