Sample plans of study

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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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