Students follow an "integrated" graduate curriculum, and proceed through their first two years taking two courses each in linguistics, literary studies, film, and second language acquisition. Coterminous with and after the so-called 2/2/2/2 program is completed, students focus on coursework and research relevant to their concentration.
All three concentrations (Slavic literature, culture, and film; linguistics; and second language acquisition) follow a trajectory similar to the one laid out below. In addition to the course load, students will also sign up for graduate student-led fora, teaching team meetings, language maintenance, and independent study (as needed). For a more detailed map of coursework in each concentration, please see the links to the right.
Sample 5-Year Student Plan
Year 1: 2-3 courses per term; Slavic 7801
Year 2: 2-3 courses per term; concentration milestone (portfolio, exam, or paper), Russian proficiency exam (if not completed in year 1)
Year 3: 2-3 courses per term
Year 4: 1-2 courses; PhD Candidacy Exam; Dissertation research hours
Year 5: Dissertation research hours; Dissertation Defense