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African Studies 016
Agricultural Engineering
Alcohol Studies 047
Animal Sciences 067
Anthropology 070
Art History 082
Arts, Visual and Theater
Asian Studies 098
Biochemistry 115
BIOMAPS 118 (Programs in Quantitative Biology)
Biomedical Engineering 125
Bioresource Engineering 127
Biotechnology 126
Cell and Developmental Biology 148
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Ceramic and Materials Science and Engineering 150
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 155
Chemistry 160
Civil and Environmental Engineering 180
Classics 190
Cognitive Science 185
Communication, Information, and Library Studies 194
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Curatorial Studies
Ecology and Evolution 215
Economics 220
Education 300
Educational Psychology; Educational theory, Policy, and Administration; Learning and Teaching
Electrical and Computer Engineering 332
Engineering Geophysics
English, Literature In (English 350, Composition Studies 352)
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Graduate Courses (350)
Graduate Courses in Composition (352)
English as a Second Language 356
Entomology 370
Environmental Change, Human Dimensions of 378
Environmental Sciences 375
Food and Business Economics 395
Food Science 400
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
Geospatial Information Science 455
German 470
History 510
Human Resource Management
Industrial and Systems Engineering 540
Industrial Relations and Human Resources 545
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program 554
Italian 560
Labor and Employment Relations
Library Studies
Linguistics 615
Literatures In English
Mathematics 640, 642
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 650
Mechanics 654
Medicinal Chemistry 663
Medieval Studies 667
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 681
Molecular and Cell Biology 695
Molecular Biophysics 696
Molecular Biosciences
Music 700
Neuroscience 710
Nutritional Sciences 709
Oceanography 712
Operations Research 711
Packaging Science and Engineering
Pharmaceutical Science 720
Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular 718
Philosophy 730
Physics and Astronomy 750
Physiology and Integrative Biology 761
Plant Biology 765
Plant Pathology
Plant Science and Technology
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Psychology, Applied and Professional
Public Health 832
Public Policy
Quaternary Studies 841
Russian, Central and East European Studies 859
Social Work 910
Social Work: Administration, Policy and Planning, and Direct Practice
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Theater Arts
Toxicology 963
Urban Planning and Policy Development 970
Urban Planning, City and Regional
Visual Arts
Wireless Communications Certificate
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses English, Literature In (English 350, Composition Studies 352) Programs  


The Ph.D. program is open to students with outstanding academic records and other evidence of critical and scholarly talents. It does not admit students whose goal is an M.A., but only those intending to pursue a Ph.D. However, the program will award an M.A. on request to students who have either passed their orals or completed requirements noted in the program policy handbook (the Redbook). Applications for September admission to the New Brunswick program must be completed by January 2.

The Ph.D. requires 42 credits of course work, or at least 14 courses plus 6 credits of supervised reading and study carried out in preparation for the qualifying examination. The normal full-time course load is three courses per term. All students are required to take two 1.5-credit courses: 16:350:517 Critical Reading in their first term, and 16: 350:518 Introduction to Advanced Research in their second term. Together, these two 1.5-credit courses equal one of the required 14 courses of course work. Each 1.5-credit course will be taken in addition to a student`s normal three course per term schedule. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 24 research credits. Please refer to the program policy handbook (the Redbook) for details.

Graduate courses in the 500 series make knowledge available to sophisticated students who may not have encountered this material in their prior college studies. The 600-level concentration seminars allow more advanced and concentrated work in specialized areas.

Before students may take their orals, they must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language. This requirement can be fulfilled in several ways and applicants should consult the program policy handbook (the Redbook) for details.

The Ph.D. qualifying examination consists of two hours of oral questioning. Please consult the program policy handbook (the Redbook)for a description of the current organization of this examination.

While working toward a doctorate in the Graduate Program in Literatures in English, students have the option of pursuing a concentrated study of the theory and practice of writing instruction. Upon completion of this program`s requirements, students will receive a certificate in the teaching of writing from the Graduate School-New Brunswick. The certificate program consists of 9 credits, with 3 of them coming from a graduate seminar, 16:352:501 Teaching Writing: Theory and Practice. The remaining 6 are elective credits to be taken from a list of courses offered by the composition faculty in the Graduate Program in Literatures in English. As no one is permitted to pursue the certificate by itself, anyone seeking the certificate must be accepted into the Graduate Program in Literatures in English. Students who want to pursue a certificate must be accepted first into the Graduate Program in Literatures in English. The Graduate Program in Literatures in English does not admit students for the graduate certificate alone.

All applicants are urged to contact the Graduate Program in Literatures in English for more information, including details about financial assistance. Further details about the program itself are given in the program policy handbook (the Redbook). In addition, students may write to the Graduate Program in Literatures in English, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 510 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167. The program can be reached by telephone at 732/932-7674, and via the web at

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