Designated Emphasis

To receive a designated emphasis in History of Consciousness, graduate students from other departments must complete the following requirements in addition to degree requirements for the doctorate in their home department. 

The following are required for the emphasis: 

1. The student must have a faculty graduate advisor from core (or affiliate, with permission) faculty in History of Consciousness, who serves both on the qualifying exam committee and the dissertation reading committee. Candidate for the QE must meet with an advisor, a member of the HistCon faculty or an affiliated faculty member by the end of the candidate’s second year, that the form requesting a DE be filled out by the candidate and signed by the chairs of both History of Consciousness and the candidate’s home department.     

2.   The student must take four graduate courses in History of Consciousness. With the approval of the History of Consciousness advisor, one of the four required graduate courses may be an independent study.

To obtain the Designated Emphasis in History of Consciousness:

1.   The request for a designated emphasis must originate in the degree-granting department.

2.   Student should complete a History of Consciousness Designated Emphasis application, and obtain the History of Consciousness advisor’s signature and the signature of the home department Chair. Submit with supporting documentation (copies of the QE and Dissertation Committee Nomination forms) to the History of Consciousness Department office.

3.   The History of Consciousness Department will notify the student and the home department of approval for the designated emphasis.