Jul 23, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comparative Literature Program [Graduate]

Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
200 Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5
E-mail: mlcs.grad@ualberta.ca

(Admissions to this program are being suspended. See Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, specialization of Transnational and Comparative Literatures.)

General Information

The Comparative Literature Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies and offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature. The Comparative Literature Program offers an area of specialization in Spanish and Latin American Studies in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Entrance requirements, financial assistance and application procedures are through the Comparative Literature Program, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

Entrance Requirements

Normally, minimum admission requirements for an MA in Comparative Literature are an undergraduate degree with an average of at least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. Minimum requirements for a PhD are an MA with an average of at least 3.0 in the last two terms of graduate work. Exceptionally qualified students holding a BA degree can bypass the MA and be admitted directly into a doctoral degree program. In addition to these minimal requirements, a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 95 (Internet-based with at least 20 per section) where applicable is required. (see English Language Requirement ).

Graduate students in Comparative Literature are required to have one language, other than English, at the MA level and two languages, other than English, at the PhD level. Details regarding language requirements may be obtained by contacting the Graduate Coordinator.

Financial Assistance

Comparative Literature annually provides a number of scholarships or graduate research and teaching assistantships. Scholarships and assistantships will not be offered to any student until the student has been formally admitted to the graduate program. Graduate students are also eligible for various University Fellowships and Bursaries depending on eligibility. For details see www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca.

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , Course Listings, under the subject heading Comparative Literature (C LIT).