For PhD students in Russian Literature
Major Field Colloquium
The student prepares for the Colloquium under the guidance of the instructor of the Directed Research course; the student develops bibliography in field[s] of the prospective dissertation and writes a 10-15-page literature review; this culminates in a 2-hour colloquium on the material with the instructor who chairs the committee, and two other relevant faculty members.
The Major Field Colloquium should take place by the end of the fall semester of a student's third year in the program; for those with Advanced Standing, it should take place by the end of the fall of the second year.
For PhD students in Russian/Slavic Literature with a certificate in Comparative Literature (ICLS):
Colloquium in the Major and Two Minor Fields
The student prepares for the Colloquium under the guidance of the instructor of the Directed Research course taken in the fall of the third year (in the fall of the second year for students with advanced standing); the student develops bibliography in the fields of study, including that of the prospective dissertation, and writes literature reviews; this culminates in a 2-hour colloquium with three faculty members, chosen in consultation with the DGS of both Slavic and ICLS to correspond to the student’s three fields (the major and the two minors). At least one member of the committee must be ICLS affiliated faculty.