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Fellowship Timelines

This timeline is intended only as a guide to graduate students and can be adjusted in consultation with the Graduate Director.

MA/PhD Timeline

Number of courses required Credit hours required
28 courses - 4 credit hours each 112 credit hours

Student enrolls in a minimum of nine courses, receiving nine waivers from the department. He or she also works as a Teaching Fellow for two of the three quarters this year, assigned to assist a primary instructor with his or her course. In the remaining quarter, student will be employed as a Departmental Research Fellow, working 10 hours over the course of the entire quarter on a project organized by a faculty member.

Autumn
Student registers for three courses and should undertake language study.

Winter
Student registers for three courses and should undertake language study.

Spring
Student registers for three courses, and should continue language study. Two file papers and annual self-evaluation due by the first Friday of the quarter. Student attends a review with the Graduate Affairs Committee during the review period (date TBA.)

Student enrolls in a minimum of eight courses, receiving eight waivers from the department. If the student spends the spring quarter abroad on a Richardson Fellowship, he or she also works as a Teaching Fellow for only the first two quarters this year, assigned to assist a primary instructor with his or her course. In the rare cases when a student does not go abroad for the spring quarter, he or she will be expected to A.) work as a Teaching Fellow assisting a primary instructor for that quarter and B.) enroll in a full schedule of nine seminars, receiving nine waivers.

Autumn
Student registers for three courses, and continues language study. Applications for Study Abroad are due the second Friday of October.

Winter
Student registers for three courses, and continues language study. For those studying abroad in the spring, file papers and self-evaluations will be due during the Winter quarter when reviews will be held (dates TBA.)

Students attend an initial meeting of the Teaching Practicum to begin the process of preparing for beginning teaching in the following fall quarter.

Spring
Student registers for two graduate courses, even if studying abroad, and continues language study (ideally abroad). Before leaving to study abroad, student must discuss with the professors of their seminars how to fulfill the course requirements while away.

In those rare cases when a student is not studying abroad, student registers for three courses, and working as a Teaching Fellow assisting a primary instructor is required. Also, file papers and self-evaluation are due by the first Friday of the quarter along with other students in other years. Student attends a review with the Graduate Affairs Committee during the review period (dates TBA).

Student takes six courses, receiving six waivers from the department,-- two in fall, two in winter, and two in spring-- and teaches four courses over the course of the year.

Autumn
Student registers for two courses, and should continue language study.

Winter
Student registers for two courses, and should continue language study.

Spring
Student registers for the Teaching Practicum as one of two Spring quarter courses, although he or she will attend the Teaching Practicum throughout the year. Also, student should continue language study.

Two file papers and annual self-evaluation due by the first Friday of the Spring quarter. Student attends a review with the Graduate Affairs Committee during the review period (dates TBA).

Student takes four courses, receiving four waivers from the department and teaches four courses.

Autumn
Student registers for two courses, and should continue language study. Student should begin developing a dissertation project, working on a proposal, and constituting a dissertation committee.

Winter
Student registers for one course, and should continue language study. Student should continue developing a dissertation project, working on a proposal, and constituting a dissertation committee.

Spring
Student registers for one course, and should continue language study. Student should be developing a dissertation project, working on a proposal, and constituting a dissertation committee. The proposal will ideally be defended this quarter, but no later than the Winter quarter of Year Five.

Two file papers and annual self-evaluation due by the first Friday of the Spring quarter. Student attends a review with the Graduate Affairs Committee during the review period (date TBA.)

PhD Dissertation Procedure

PhD Dissertation Committee Constitution Form

Student received one waiver from the department to register for PHL 699: Dissertation research. Student teaches four courses for the department. He or she should be applying for external grants or fellowships if, he/she has not already done so.

Autumn
Student will likely register for PHL 699 using an Independent Study form, if he or she has not already done so. And student should continue language study.

Winter
Student will likely register for PHL 701 Candidacy Continuation (non-credit, no waivers needed). Student who are not registered in any other courses will be automatically enrolled in PHL 701 Candidacy Continuation (non-credit, no waivers needed,) UNLESS YOU TELL US NOT TO. And student should continue language study.

Spring
Student who are not registered in any other courses will be automatically enrolled in PHL 701 Candidacy Continuation (non-credit, no waivers needed,) UNLESS YOU TELL US NOT TO. And student should continue language study. Student attends a review with the Graduate Affairs Committee during the review period (dates TBA.)

Student teaches four courses and continues dissertation research. Student who are not registered in any other courses will be automatically enrolled in PHL 701 Candidacy Continuation (non-credit, no waivers needed,) UNLESS YOU TELL US NOT TO. During the Spring quarter, student attends a review with the Graduate Affairs Committee during the review period (dates TBA.)