Introduction to Graduate Study

English 8005
Section 1
Emma Lipton
Tate 310
Course Description

This one-credit course is designed to introduce new graduate students in English to graduate study in general and in our department in particular, to the concrete procedures and long-term goals involved in successfully negotiating their programs of study, and to the range of options that a graduate student in English might have. We will have in-class panels of graduate students and faculty on such topics as “how to form a graduate committee” and “how to make the most of a conference.” Speakers in our faculty works-in-progress series will come to the class to discuss their writing and research processes. In addition to attending all class meetings, there will be a number of additional requirements all designed to expose you to the intellectual life of the department, the discipline, and the profession.  These will include attending department colloquia, faculty works-in-progress talks and the department One Read on Friday afternoons.