Ph.D. Program Teaching
Each Ph.D. student
is required to have a one-year teaching experience as part of the
doctoral degree. Each academic year, the Graduate Committee will
determine the specific ways in which particular students will be able
to fulfill the teaching requirement, depending on the Department's
resources and needs. This teaching experience may include teaching as
an assistant or as an adjunct, as well as working as a grader in the
Department, or as a tutor in the Writing Center. Since this teaching
does not carry credit hours, we will not "transfer" teaching experience
from other institutions for this requirement.
All Ph.D. students
therefore must take the Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy (C/R/L)
teaching course for a credit of 3 hrs, and acquire teaching experience,
as determined by the Graduate Committee, for at least one academic
year. The credit for the C/R/L teaching course will be counted in the
57 hours for the Ph.D.
NOTE: If a Ph.D.
student has received an M.A. from our Department, and has been a
teaching assistant while doing that degree, he or she need not repeat
the teaching course; and may use the earlier teaching experience to
fulfill the Ph.D. teaching requirement.
and Cultural Studies
Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy
of Concentration | Ph.D. Advisement |
Foreign Language Requirement | Teaching Requirement
| Dissertation | Annual Evaluation