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Graduate Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures

Requirements

Qualifying Examinations

The qualifying examination will consist of three parts: 1) 2 three-hour written exams; 2) an exploratory paper; 3) and an oral examination. The oral examination will be scheduled after the successful completion of the written examinations. In addition, a written or oral examination may be required in the minor field, at the discretion of the minor department. The qualifying examination may be repeated only once. For details about examinations, write to the Director of Graduate Studies.


Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics

Requirements

Qualifying Examinations

Students will take a written examination in each of the three areas of concentration, followed by a 2-hour oral exam once all areas of the written have been passed. Students will have one week to complete each portion of the written eaxm and these exams will be taken in series. Each individual portion of the written exam will be no more than 30-pages in length, although the format of the questions themselves varies at the discretion of the examiner. The sequence of exams must be completed within the same semester.


Ph.D. in Portuguese

REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS

The qualifying exam will consist of two written exams of six hours each and an oral exam, if the written exam warrants. Students concentrating in Portuguese will also be examined in Spanish or another approved secondary area of interest. The written examination is 12 hours. A written or oral examination may also be required in the minor field, at the discretion of the minor department. The qualifying examination may be repeated only once. All students will be held responsible for both a literary period and a genre to be chosen from the following lists:

In addition to the Lusophone area, students will normally choose either Spanish, America, or the Spanish Peninsula as a second area. Students should make their selection of areas in consultation with their advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.