Ph.D. Student Evaluation Form and Program Outline; Ph.D. Transition Policy; Sample Maps for Students Entering with BA or MA

1. Ph.D. Student Evaluation Form and Program Outline

Ph. D. Student Evaluation Form

 

Evaluation for:

 

Evaluating Advisor:

 

Please comment on student’s progress toward degree completion.

 

 

 

 

Conference Papers, Publications, Grants Awarded, and Other Professional Activities/Achievements this year: 

 

 

 

 

Pending milestones to be completed by the following dates (e.g. reading lists, qualifying exams, dissertation prospectus, dissertation defense):

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

 

 

If milestones have been missed, explain why.

 

 

 

 

Please verify with the student the projected dates for completing future milestone accomplishments.

 

Student has made sufficient progress toward completion. Yes/No?
(If no, please attach a progress agreement detailing what will be completed in the subsequent semester to justify continuation in the program.)

 

____________________________________                _______________________
Student Signature                                                                           Date

____________________________________                _______________________
Evaluating Advisor                                                                           Date

Ph.D. Program Outline

 

 

Ph.D. Program  Worksheet for: _____________________________   Year in Program: ______________

Critical, Social, and Cultural Theory Exam :                                                     Advisor/Director: ______________

Second Exam Area: _________________________________________             Director: _____________________

Third Exam Area : __________________________________________             Director: _____________________

 

Dissertation Committee Members  __________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

 

     Program Milestones                                                                         Milestone Comments

     Course Work Completed:                        _____________          _________________________                  

     Reading Lists Completed:                        _____________          __________________________________

     Candidacy Exam Taken:                            _____________          __________________________________

     Language Proficiency Passed:                _____________          __________________________________

     (second language, if required)               _____________          __________________________________

     Dissertation Prospectus Approved:       _____________          __________________________________

     Dissertation Defense Expected:             _____________          __________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Core Courses                                                                                             Grade                        Hours                   Sem.

        CS  6390 (or 710) Appr to Comparative Cultural St I                __________           ____3_____      ______

        CS  6391 (or 711) Appr to Comparative Cultural St II               __________           ____3_____      ______

       

 

Additional Courses in Comparative Studies  (MINIMUM 9 hours)

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

 

Additional Courses in Other Departments (MAXIMUM 21 hours)

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

__________         ________________________________        __________           __________      ______

 

M. A. Credits /Courses Transferred _________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

GIS  or Graduate Minor___________________________________________________________________

Comments: ____________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

2.  Ph.D. Transition Policy

Transition Policy for the Ph.D. in Comparative Studies

Under the quarter system, the Ph.D. in Comparative Studies required 95 coursework hours plus additional hours for the Candidacy Examination and the Dissertation.  With the conversion to semesters, students will need 54 coursework hours and 26 additional examination, thesis, and dissertation hours.  The structure and requirements for the Ph.D. are minimally altered, requiring 18 courses, one less at the MA level than were required under the quarter system, a change that will leave students able to devote one semester to the thesis.  Other than that small change, the conversion to semesters has been largely mechanical.

 

The transition will not require additional coursework for any students, regardless of their status at the time of transition.  We have devised the following table to show students how the change to semesters will affect their completion of the Ph.D. degree:

 

 

SEMESTER CONVERSION TABLE FOR Ph.D. IN COMPARATIVE STUDIES

 

Semester Conversion Table for Ph.D. in Comparative Studies

Quarter Courses Completed*

Quarter Coursework Hours Completed*

 

Quarter Exam and Dissertation hours Completed

Semester Courses  Needed*

Additional Semester  Coursework Hours Needed

 

Additional

Exam and Dissertation hours Needed

0

0

 

18

54

 

1

5

 

17

51

 

2

10

 

16

48

 

3

15

 

15

45

 

4

20

 

14

42

 

5

25

 

13

39

 

6

30

 

12

36

 

7

35

 

11

33

 

8

40

 

10

30

 

9

45

 

9

27

 

10

50

 

8

24

 

11

55

 

7

21

 

12

60

 

6

18

 

13

65

 

5

15

 

14

70

 

4

12

 

15

75

 

3

9

 

16

80

 

2

6

 

17

85

 

1

3

 

18

90

 

0

0

0-26

19

95

0-25

0

0

0-23

TOTAL HOURS NEEDED

 

 

120

 

 

 

80

 

3. Sample Maps for students entering with BA or MA.

Sample Map to PhD in Comparative Studies for Students Entering with a BA in a Humanities, Social Science, or Interdisciplinary Field

 Year One: 

  • Semester one:  3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • Semester two: 3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • (Summer Session: Fulfill language requirement if needed)

Year Two:

  • Semester three:  3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • Semester four: 1 course (3 credit hours); complete MA thesis in Comparative Studies (6 credit hours)

Year Three:

  • Semester five:  3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • Semester six:  3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • Summer Session: 1 course (3 credit hours)

Year Four:

  • Semester seven: 1 course (3 credits); 6 credit hours of directed readings, for candidacy exams, prospectus writing, teaching apprenticeship etc. 
  • Semester eight:  9 credit hours of directed readings for candidacy exams, prospectus writing, teaching apprenticeship etc.;  complete candidacy exams at end of Semester eight

Year Five:

  • Semester nine: 2 credit hours of writing colloquium credit and 1 hr of dissertation writing 
  • Semester ten:  2 credit hours of writing colloquium credit and 1 hr of dissertation writing; complete dissertation at end of semester ten

TOTAL:  81 credit hours

Typical Course distribution

Required courses:

  • CS 6390 Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies I (3 credits)
  • CS 6391 Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies II (3 credits)

Department Courses: Minimum nine courses (27 credits; can be more)

Courses outside the department: Maximum eight courses (24 credits; can be less)

Total Coursework hours required: 54 credits

Directed readings, research work, prospectus, MA thesis, teaching apprenticeship: 21 credits    

Dissertation work:  6 credits

TOTAL: 81 credits hours

 

Sample Map to Ph.D. in Comparative Studies for Students Entering with the M.A. in a Humanities, Social Science, or Interdisciplinary Field

MA from another field: 30 credits

Year One: 

  • Semester one:  3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • Semester two: 3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • (Summer Session: Fulfill language requirement if needed)

Year Two:

  • Semester three:  3 courses (9 credit hours)
  • Semester four: 1 course (3 credit hours); 6 credit hours of directed readings for candidacy exam

Year Three:

  • Semester five:  9 credit hours of directed readings for candidacy exam; candidacy exam at end of Semester five.
  • Semester six:  2 credit hours of writing colloquium credit and 1 hr of dissertation writing 

Year Four:

  • Semester seven: 2 credit hours of writing colloquium credit and 1 hr of dissertation writing 
  • Semester eight: 2 credit hours of writing colloquium credit and 1 hr of dissertation writing; defend dissertation at the end of the semester

TOTAL  84 credit hours

Typical Course Distribution

Required courses:

  • CS 6390 Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies I (3 credits)
  • CS 6391 Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies II (3 credits)

Department Courses: Minimum four courses (12 credits)

Courses outside the department: Maximum four courses (12 credits)

Directed readings, research work, prospectus, teaching apprenticeship: 15 credits          

Dissertation work:  9 credits

MA Transfer: 30 credits

TOTAL 84 credit hours

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