Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Concentration: English Literature and Criticism

The Department of English offers a PhD program in English Literature and Criticism. This program offers students a variety of opportunities to study in all major areas of British and American literatures including prose, poetry, fiction, short story and drama starting from the Renaissance up to post-colonial / post-modern literature. The program also includes other areas of studies such as comparative literature, world literature in English translations and critical theories applied to award-winning literary texts. On the academic paradigm, the PhD program is designed to offer a comprehensive and intellectually challenging program for students who desire to be writers, proof-readers, critics , literary scholars, university professors, and professional leaders. Upon completion of the minimal course requirements, students are expected to receive a broad knowledge of English literature, Criticism, and Theory. Our faculty have been trained at premier research institutions throughout North America and Europe and are accomplished teachers and scholars. Doctoral students are supervised and supported from the beginning of the program, through thesis development, to dissertation defense and beyond.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization.
  • Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge.
  • Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia.
  • Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution.
  • Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public.
  • Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours

Program Requirements:


Part 1: General Requirements (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHSS700Research Methods and Ethics3.000
CHSS702Critical Reading and Writing3.000

Part 2: Concentration Requirements (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELIT710Classicism/s3.000
ELIT740Modernism/s3.000
ELIT790Literary Theory3.000

Part 3: Elective Requirements (Any 9 credits of the following courses:) (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ENGL620Romanticism/s3.000
ENGL621Literary Renaissances3.000
ENGL645Poetry and Poetics3.000
ENGL655Fiction and Narrativity3.000
ENGL665Language and Performance3.000
ENGL670Cinema Studies3.000
ENGL685Literature and Culture3.000
ENGL693Women’s Literacy Voices3.000

Part 4: Qualification Requirements (0.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELIT800Comprehensive Exam0.000
ELIT810Research Proposal0.000

Part 5: Research Requirements (30.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELIT900Dissertation Research  10.000
ELIT910Dissertation Defense0.000
1 : Min CH:0 and Max CH:9

 

 
 
20-Aug-2017