Institute for Medieval Studies
|Ph.D. in English|
Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Master's Degree in English or a cognate discipline or have the Master's Degree in hand. This concentration requires 54 hours of course work (inclusive of 24 transfer hours).
Prerequisites: (15 hours)Students who have not completed the following course work in their Master's program must complete these courses within the first two years of the Ph.D. program:
Course Requirements (30 hours)
Seminars (11 hours):
Multidisciplinary course work
English 697: Problems for the Doctor's Degree (1 hour):
Foreign Language Requirement:
As a PhD in Medieval Studies, you must demonstrate a reading knowledge of Latin, to be satisfied no later than your second year. Competency is satisfied either by passing a language examination or Latin 202 (Intermediate Latin) or Latin 352 (Accelerated Latin Reading) with a grade of B or better. Also, competency must also be demonstrated in an additional language other than English.
In accord with the Department of English policy on the Ph.D. English Comprehensive Examination, students must take three field examinations of four hours length each. Because a degree in the Ph.D. concentration in Medieval Studies in English connotes a special mastery of medieval English, the examinations must cover Old English, Middle English, and one other medieval disciplinary field. As suggested by the listings in the Graduate Study Bulletin 2005-06, a field comprises a large area of study.
The policies regarding protocol and procedures for completing the doctoral dissertation in the Ph.D. Concentration in Medieval Studies in English generally fall in line with those expressed in the Graduate Study Bulletin 2005-06. Because the concentration is distinctively interdisciplinary, the dissertation should show some expertise in a discipline (or sub- division of a discipline) other than English, as for example, English medieval literature and history of medicine [sub-division of History]; English medieval literature and philosophical thought [sub-division of Philosophy]; English medieval literature and paleography [sub-division of History]; English medieval literature and medieval political ideology [History]; English medieval literature and the aesthetics or influences of medieval art [Art History]. These issues are discussed by the candidate and the dissertation committee.
|Institute for Medieval Studies
University of New Mexico
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