Beginning in fall 2010, English majors will have the opportunity to take the department’s newly revised comprehensive exam. In fall of 2011, only this new exam will be available to first-time examinees. This new exam structure allows you to choose one of four different lists, all organized thematically. These shorter lists are intended to give you the opportunity for deeper engagement with the texts and to stress the importance of a proper theoretical grounding for this engagement. On the exam itself, the details of which are described below, you will be asked to demonstrate your command of your list, as well as your expertise in explication and analysis.
You can find the new lists and an overview of the exam HERE.
A Blackboard site with the theoretical readings and other resources is available to students preparing for the exam. If you wish to have access to the site or have other exam-related questions, contact Dr. Ann Ciasullo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BA comprehensive exam will be administered on the following Saturdays from 9AM-12PM:
- December 1, 2012 in Jepson 012
- April 27, 2013 in Jepson 012
Students who wish to take the examination on any of these dates should register prior to the test.