German Literature and Critical Thought PhD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 15

Course Title
Core Courses
GERMAN 401-0German Literature and Critical Thought 1750-1832
GERMAN 402-0History of Literature and Critical Thought 1832-1900
GERMAN 403-0German Literature, Critical Thought and New Media 1900-1945
GERMAN 404-0German Literature, Critical Thought, and New Media since 1945
GERMAN 405-0Basic Issues in Foreign Language Teaching
GERMAN 407-0Proseminar
Twelve courses from those listed below and related disciplines
German Contributions to World Literature
Modern German Drama
Contemporary German Literature
Studies in Communication and Culture
Independent Reading
Independent Study

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Graduate Colloquium: Participation in seminars and workshops under this rubric during all quarters in residence
  • Examinations: Comprehensive examination for admission to candidacy
  • Research/Projects: Extensive research papers related to seminar topics
  • Prospectus: Writing and defense of prospectus
  • PhD Dissertation: Original independent research
  • Final Evaluations: Oral defense of the dissertation