Semester Requirements for Graduate Minor
No structural changes are planned for the Graduate Minor in Comparative Cultural Studies, which is open to graduate students in any department at Ohio State. The Graduate Minor allows students to supplement their graduate studies with a broader understanding of the theoretical, historical, and methodological concerns related to interdisciplinary studies of cultural and cross-cultural issues.
Under the quarter system, the Graduate Minor requires 20 credit hours of coursework to include Comparative Studies 710 and 711, courses that introduce students to social and cultural theory and interdisciplinary research methods relevant to graduate work in Comparative Studies. Ten additional hours are selected from the department’s 600-800-level offerings, with no more than one course at the 600-level.
With conversion to semesters, students will still be required to take the two introductory courses that are required of all Comparative Studies graduate students, but these have been renumbered at the 6000-level:
- Comparative Studies 6390 (equivalent to 710) Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies I
- Comparative Studies 6391 (equivalent to 711) Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies II
Under the semester system, the two other required courses must be at the 7000- or 8000-level. This preserves the expectation that students will take higher level courses to complete the graduate minor. The number of courses required will remain at four, and the number of credits required will be 12.
Transition Policy for the Graduate Minor in Comparative Cultural Studies
Under the quarter system, the Graduate Minor in Comparative Cultural Studies requires 20 coursework hours including the two introductory social and cultural theory courses, Comparative Studies 710 and 711, and two additional courses, at least one at the 700-level or higher. Under the semester system the Graduate Minor will require the semester versions of CS 710 and 711 (CS 6390 and 6391) and two additional courses at the 7000-level or higher.
The transition will not require additional coursework for any students, regardless of their status at the time of transition.