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Besides satisfying distribution requirements, doctoral course work enhances students' knowledge of two fields covered by the Dissertation Qualifying Exam and helps students develop a dissertation topic.


English 8830 is an independent study course that is designed to be doctoral students' final course.

Purpose: English 8830 prepares doctoral students to take their DQEs, preferably the semester following English 8830, by providing them time to do the following:

Requirements: In 8830, students work closely with a faculty advisor and submit to that advisor by the end of the semester:

Registration: In the semester prior to taking English 8830, students should:

Pass/Fail: To pass 8830, students must submit by the end of the 8830 semester and have approved by their faculty advisors completed drafts of (a) the dissertation outlines and (b) the secondary field annotated bibliographies. Faculty advisors may either pass the submitted course documents, pass them but require revisions, or fail them.

Next Step: Once a student has passed English 8830 and faculty advisors are satisfied with students' English 8830 documents, the documents should be disseminated to the DQE committee members to determine if all members agree that a DQE should be scheduled; DQEs are usually scheduled in the semester following English 8830; approval of the final drafts of dissertation outlines and secondary bibliographies comes as part of successful completion of the DQE.)


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