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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 (3 credits)

ARTH 600 (3) Advanced Professional Seminar
ARTH 701 (0) Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Four courses chosen from the following:

ARTH 714 (3) Directed Reading 2
ARTH 715 (3) Research: Modern Architecture - 1750 to Present 1
ARTH 719 (3) Seminar in Urban Planning and Topography 3
ARTH 723 (3) Art Criticism 1
ARTH 724 (3) Art Criticism 2
ARTH 725 (3) Methods in Art History 1
ARTH 730 (3) Current Problems in Art History 1
ARTH 731 (3) Current Problems in Art History 2

or from the 600-level complementary courses listed for the M.A.

Alternatively, up to 3 of the 12 credits may be from other disciplines, as approved by the Department.

Language Requirement

In addition to possessing a proficiency in English and French, students must demonstrate reading knowledge of any language, if necessary, relating to their research project assessed by means of a written translation of a text.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)