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AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A. PH.D.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
B or above in courses used to meet degree requirements.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
B or above in courses used to meet degree requirements.
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Yes
African 402; African 501; African 575; African 702; one to two seminars; three to four courses from the department chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor.
Specific Courses
Yes
Two seminars and two additional courses. Contact the department for a list of possible courses.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 24 credits is required to earn the degree.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Preliminary examinations will be scheduled no more than once each semester of the academic year.
Other Assessments Time Constraints
Yes Yes
Candidates must submit a thesis proposal for approval by the M.A. committee. The thesis is written in consultation with the major professor and must be completed no later than two semesters after thesis work begins. The thesis must be defended orally before an examining committee.
Other Assessments Time Constraints
Yes Yes
Candidates must submit a dissertation proposal for approval by the Ph.D. committee. The completed dissertation must be successfully defended orally before an examining committee.
Language Requirements
Yes
Candidates must study one major African language through the second-year level.
Language Requirements
Yes
Candidates are required to study an African language offered by the department through the third-year level. Evidence of a working knowledge of one non-African language relevant to interests and research must be given.
Minor Requirements
At least 12 credits outside the department to be approved by the graduate advisor.
Advisor
Yes
Chosen in consultation with the graduate advisor.
Advisor
Yes
The major professor will act as supervisor.
Review Policy
Yes
Graduate advisor
Each semester
Review Policy
Yes
Major professor
Each semester