Students are required to complete a minimum of 13 courses, exclusive of any taken solely in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Courses are selected in conjunction with departmental advising and mentoring processes.
Plans of study are individualized, based on the student's own particular research and teaching areas within the broader fields of Modern Culture and Media, but at least one graduate course offered by the Department of Modern Culture and Media is required in each of the following three areas:
A course in theories of textuality, subjectivity, culture, the social, and/or a specific medium in relation to any of these.
A course that addresses a single medium or genre conceived as a textual object, a mode of cultural production, or a form.
A course that assists students in understanding how the production, circulation, and reception of media forms operate within and across specific social contexts, periods, geocultural sites, and/or communities.