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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Hispanic Studies

Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures     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 (3 credits)

  • HISP 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Ph.D. Comprehensive examinations, both oral and written.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Ph.D. students in the Department of Hispanic Studies only
  • HISP 713 Research Seminar (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Doctoral-level research seminar exploring a variety of research topics.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Six 3-credit courses

Language Requirement

Proficiency in Spanish, and, when appropriate, in Portuguese, as well as a functional ability in French and English. A reading knowledge of a fourth language will be determined according to the needs of the candidate's research program.

All courses, comprehensive examinations and language requirements will normally be completed before the dissertation topic is formally approved. A dissertation proposal should be submitted to the Graduate Committee of the Department of Hispanic Studies for approval no later than the end of the second year of full-time doctoral studies.

All general regulations of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regarding the Ph.D. degree shall apply.

Required Academic Activities: All candidates preparing their dissertation are required to give an annual formal presentation of their research to the Department, normally beginning in their third year of full-time doctoral studies.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)