Comprehensive exams

Comprehensive examinations are written by April 30 of year 3 of the program. Students must write one specific exam and one general exam.

This is followed by one oral examination. The process and policies for comprehensive exams is detailed in the program handbook. The reading lists for the general exam (updated spring 2016) are as follows:

  • Ways of Knowing: see list here
  • Culture and Aesthetics: see list here
  • Critique and Social Transformation: see list here
  • Technology and Digital Humanities: see list here

The question bank and some guidelines for answers for the general comprehensive exam can be found here.