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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Russian

Offered by: Russian & Slavic Studies     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • RUSS 700 Ph.D. Tutorial

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Supervised preparation for the candidate's two designated Major Fields in the PhD Comprehensive Examination.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Graduate Committee.
  • RUSS 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Written and oral examination in two Major and two Minor fields of Russian literature and culture, as determined by the candidate and the Department's Graduate Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: RUSS 700 and two of: RUSS 750, RUSS 760, RUSS 770.
  • RUSS 702 Ph.D. Thesis Proposal

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : PhD thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Graduate Committee.

Depending on their individual background, students may be asked to take additional coursework as approved by the Department Graduate Committee.

Students must complete two of the following:

  • RUSS 750 History of Russian Language

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Exploration of the principal themes and critical issues in Russian historical grammar and the history of the Russian literary language from the 10th century to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Graduate Committee.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 650D1/D2.
  • RUSS 760 Pre-Petrine Foundation

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Exploration of the principal themes and critical issues in Russian literature of the Pre-Petrine period. Comparison with similar problems in the candidate's major fields for the comprehensive examination.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Graduate Committee.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 660D1/D2.
  • RUSS 770 18th Century Foundation

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Exploration of the principal themes and critical issues in Russian literature of the 18th century. Comparison with similar problems in the candidate's major fields for the comprehensive examination.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Graduate Committee.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 670D1/D2.

Language Requirement

Proficiency in Russian, functional ability in English and in French, and proficiency in a second Slavic language, if relevant to the research topic and where deemed appropriate by the Department Graduate Committee.

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)