The Certificate is granted by the Graduate School on the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. The certificate is intended for students in the social sciences or other nonliterary fields who pursue cross-disciplinary work that couples social scientific investigation with hermeneutic and semiotic questions about the construction of meaning as traditionally pursued in the humanities. Candidates for the certificate are expected to declare their interest in ICLS at the time of application, and their candidacy as soon as possible after admission to the Graduate School. They are required to meet with the Director of Graduate Studies at least once each year for the first two years of study. Continuing students should contact the ICLS Director of Graduate Studies* or the ICLS administrative office for application information.
Students earning the Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society must fulfill the following requirements over the course of the program, while simultaneously fulfilling home department requirements (requirements for ICLS and for the home department overlap in some instances – please consult the ICLS Director of Graduate Studies and/or ICLS office for further details)
*ICLS Director of Graduate Studies
Brent Hayes Edwards
609 Philosophy Hall
Spring 2017 Office Hours: Mon 4:15pm-5:30pm; Tues 4:15pm-6:00pm