Comprehensive examinations. Virginia Burrus and Ernie Rubinstein
Four comprehensive examinations are proposed and taken in the twelve to fifteen months following coursework. The transition away from the classroom to independent study can be dramatic and, for some students, daunting. Dr. Burrus and Dr. Rubinstein will take you through the timeline and logistics of that process and also offer tips on how to get the most out of the exams while coping with some of the most common challenges.
Graduate Division of Religion/ History & Culture Workshops, 2012-13
The GDR/HC Workshops take place from noon to 1:00pm in Seminary Hall 101 on the designated dates, unless otherwise noted. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches. These informal presentations and discussions aim to provide resources for navigating the PhD program itself (developing research skills, taking comprehensive examinations, writing the dissertation prospectus), for professional development (conference paper presentations, publishing, grant applications), and for engaging the job market (cv’s and application letters, the academic job market, jobs beyond the academy). The workshops are supported by the GDR and HC faculty and are open to all GDR and HC students. If you have any questions, please contact GDR Chair Virginia Burrus (firstname.lastname@example.org).