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Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

Graduate Studies FAQ PDF Print E-mail

    Supplementary Courses (השלמות) 

  • In order to transition to MA, the student must have 80 or above in every supplementary course.
  • The student may take an MA seminar in conjunction with the supplementary courses only if his/her grades in the first 8 hours of supplementary courses are above 85 each.

    Non-thesis Track 

  • The student may not take more than 8 hours of BA seminars as MA seminars and only with the special permission of Graduate Advisor. BA courses may not be taken as MA seminars.
  • The final exam is to be undertaken with the faculty member of the student's choice (junior faculty excluded). The student and the examiner will jointly agree on the topic for examination (theory and/or corpus). The examiner will provide the student with a bibliography of no less than 200 pages (in addition to primary texts), which has to be approved by the examiner. On the date of the exam, the examiner will provide the student with an essay question (either in person or by email). The student will submit the essay (of approximately 15-20 pages) to the examiner no later than 10 days after the reception of the question, either in hard copy or by email. An additional hard copy has to be submitted to the department's secretary. The exam will be graded by the examiner and an additional faculty member.
  • The exam has to be submitted no later than a month after the end of the semester.

    Thesis Track 

  • The choice of third language must have some connection to the research undertaken for the thesis (i.e., French is the thesis is on continental theory; Chinese if it is on Asian-American literature; Latin if it is in medieval studies, etc). 
  • Graduate Advisor and Department Head must be informed about every change in the student's status (choice of supervisor, acceptance of proposal, and completion of thesis) by the student and/or supervisor.

    General

  • Students in both thesis and non-thesis tracks are allowed to take 2 hours of Directed Reading with a senior faculty member of their choice on a subject related to their research. This is not connected to the directed readings given by junior faculty. The same faculty member may subsequently serve as their supervisor or examiner in non-thesis track.

 

    MA Proposal Format