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PhD Germanic Languages

Catalog id : 0411
 Course Level
PhD
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
31011.74 USD
National
15909.74 USD

Application fee

International 90 USD
National 90 USD
Department
The Department of Germanic Languages
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)85
TOEFL-PBT (min)560
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)704

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About this course

Course Requirements:

  • Students must have completed eight graduate courses (at least four in the department) beyond the M.A. degree, three of which must be seminars. If students have already taken a seminar in preparation for their M.A. degree, only two of these eight courses must be seminars.
  • Students may take German 596 twice before the Ph.D. degree requirements are completed; however, only one 596 course may be counted toward the degree requirements. Students in allied fields may take German 596 more than once for degree credit. Students may enroll in up to 12 units of German 597 but not before the quarter in which the course requirements are fulfilled.  German 597 may not be applied toward course requirements for the doctoral degree.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The general requirement for admission for a U.S. student is a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used—for the last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units of undergraduate study and in any post-baccalaureate study.
  • Degrees which are not considered comparable include those granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited and those granted on the basis of non-academic prior learning, test scores, or other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects.
  • An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.
  • Minimum scores in TOEFL(on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.) and IELTS(7.0)
  • Although a degree in German, Germanic linguistics, or linguistics with a minor in German is preferred, the department accepts applicants with a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Applicants with deficiencies in undergraduate preparation are considered but if admitted are required to take remedial courses, as recommended by the graduate adviser.
  • Foreign Language Requirement

    In addition to the first language requirement for the M.A. degree, doctoral students are required to fulfill a second requirement in one of the following ways: (1) demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second foreign language in accord with the same criteria used for the M.A. foreign language requirement; (2) demonstrate a superior proficiency in the language used for the M.A. degree by receiving a grade of B or better in three upper division or graduate literature courses in which texts are read in that language; (3) demonstrate competence in the discursive rudiments of one other discipline by receiving a grade of B or better in at least three upper division or graduate courses in the history and structure of a discipline relating to the student's research; (4) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Director of Graduate Studies that equivalent requirements were met at another post-secondary institution or in some other way. The means of fulfillment of this requirement must be agreed upon in advance by the student and the Director.Students who specialize in Scandinavian may not use Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish for the second language. Students whose primary field of concentration is Icelandic or Finnish may not use Icelandic or Finnish for this requirement.

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Course Modules

The candidate will be offered the following graduate courses

  • 201C. Theories of Literary Interpretation
  • 202A. Middle High German
  • 202B. Readings in Middle High German Literature
  • 204. Early Modern German Literature
  • 206. Studies in Enlightenment Literature and Culture
  • 207. Weimar Classicism
  • 208. Romanticism
  • 209C. 19th-Century Narrative Prose
  • 210A. Naturalism, Symbolism, and Expressionism
  • 210B. 20th-Century Novel to 1945
  • 211. Postwar Literature
  • 212. Contemporary Literature and Culture
  • 213. Topics in Literature and Film
  • 217. History of German Language
  • 230. Survey of Theory in Historical Linguistics
  • 231. Gothic
  • 232. Old High German
  • 233. Old Saxon
  • C238. Linguistic Theory and Grammatical Description
  • 251. Seminar: Germanic Linguistics
  • 252. Seminar: Historical and Comparative German Linguistics
  • 253. Seminar: Medieval Literature
  • 256. Seminar: Enlightenment
  • 257. Seminar: Age of Goethe
  • 258. Seminar: Romanticism
  • 259. Seminar: 19th-Century Literature
  • 260. Seminar: Modern Period
  • 261. Seminar: Contemporary Literature
  • 263. Seminar: Literary Theory
  • 264. Topics in Communicative, Cognitive, and Functional Approaches to Linguistic Analysis
  • 265. German Philosophy
  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum
  • 495. Approaches to Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • 596. Directed Individual Study or Research
  • 597. Preparation for M.A. Comprehensive Examination or Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations
  • 598. Research for and Preparation of M.A. Thesis
  • 599. Research for and Preparation of Ph.D. Dissertation

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How to Apply

  • Choose a program that is right for you.Once you have decided to apply, check the academic requirements and proceed online.
  • If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. For the graduate program, the application is considered only if it is applied through the link provided.
  • The decisions will be announced starting in February and continuing throughout summer. Then decide and accept the program.

Materials to Be Uploaded or Sent to the Department:

  • Transcripts- One official copy of yError! Hyperlink reference not valid.our transcripts should be sent directly from the registrars of the academic institutions you have attended
  • Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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