Sample plans of study

Our students are required to complete four proseminars that provide a thorough knowledge of German Studies and a complete methodological toolset. These proseminars cover literary history, film, pedagogy, and cultural and intellectual history. Otherwise, students are free to pursue a course of study suited to their needs and interests.

Sample 5-Year Student Plan
Year 1:    3 Introductory Proseminars; 3 Seminars
Year 2:   1 Introductory Proseminar; 4 Seminars; MA Assessment
Year 3:   6 Seminars
Year 4:   1 Seminar; PhD Candidacy Exam
*Optional Year: Study Abroad
Year 5:   Doctoral Colloquium; Dissertation Defense

Sample 4-Year Student Plan (for students entering with an M.A. in German Studies)
Year 1:    6 Seminars
Year 2:   6 Seminars
Year 3:   1 Seminar; PhD Candidacy Exam
*Optional Year: Study Abroad
Year 4:   Doctoral Colloquium; Dissertation Defense
 

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