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University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature (Comparative Literature Program)

Program Requirements

Students admitted to this program with an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, or the equivalent, will be required to take C LIT 501, C LIT 502, C LIT 511, C LIT 512, C LIT 560, and an additional 3 units at the graduate level to be determined, on an individual basis, with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator in their first year of studies. In the Fall term of their second year, students will complete two Field Papers related to their thesis topic. Normally during their second year but no later than April of their second year, students will complete the FGSR Candidacy Examination, and then write and defend a thesis in the area of Comparative Literature by the end of their fourth year. Students admitted with less than the background requirement will be required to take up to six additional graduate courses in Comparative Literature, with the exact number to be determined individually by the graduate committee.

Length of Program

The time necessary to complete the requirements for the PhD depends upon the student’s background and progress. For students admitted to the program with an MA in Comparative Literature, the normal completion time is four years. The maximum time allowed for the completion of a PhD program is six years.

The minimum period of residence is two academic years of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.