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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Comparative Arts and Culture, M.A.*

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*No applications being accepted for fall 2010.

Professor Mihailovic, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5435

The Master of Arts in Comparative Arts and Culture is an interdisciplinary program offered by the department of fine arts, art history and humanities and the department of comparative literature and languages, which also utilizes the faculty expertise and course offerings of the departments of English, including American literature and creative writing; history; music; philosophy; sociology and anthropology; as well as other disciplines of interest to the student. The program offers a unique opportunity to students interested in interdisciplinary studies. It is particularly rich in courses—notably in HUM 231-234 Interdisciplinary Studies series—that explore the relationship between the arts and literature, as well as the philosophical and historical movements and theories that shaped them. A research resource available to students who want to embark on cutting-edge scholarship in this area is the internationally recognized Weingrow Collection of Avant-Garde Art and Literature (artists’ books, foundation documents, first editions, periodicals, manuscripts, catalogues, objects, prints documenting the major art movements of the twentieth century). Students, as well as teachers, requiring an advanced degree in the liberal arts within a comparative context in the humanities would be good candidates for this program.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 33

The candidate must complete 33 semester hours of courses numbered 200 or above, of which at least 27 semester hours must be completed at the University, as follows:

I. Required Courses - Semester Hours: 18

  • 6 s.h. chosen from CAAC 231-234 series: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. (CAAC 231-234 series courses may be repeated as long as the content is different.)
  • 6 additional s.h. of 200-level CAAC courses

II. Elective Courses - Semester Hours: 15

15 s.h. of additional 200-level courses from departments in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, chosen under advisement, with at most 6 s.h. in Fine Arts and at most 6 s.h. in internships.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of all program requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.

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