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MALS Degree Requirements and Concentrations

**Effective Summer 2014**

For Students who began the MALS Program PRIOR to Summer 2014 see MALS Degree Requirements here.

 

General Liberal Studies Concentration

Required Components

Creative Writing Concentration

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be Team Taught
  • 3 Creative Writing courses:
    • Non-Fiction [the narrative or personal essay]
    • Fiction [the novella or short story]
    • Screenwriting
    • Playwriting
    • Poetry
    • Periodic Journalism
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent study in Creative Writing (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) - no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship -1.5 hour workshops - no charge)
  • Creative Thesis - no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) - no tuition charged

Cultural Studies Concentration

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be Team Taught
  • 3 courses in any of the Cultural Studies field areas: Note: CS courses may be taken from among Dartmouth College* course offerings with prior approval.
    • Gender Studies
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Class Studies
    • Media/Performance Studies
    • Post-Colonial Studies
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent Study in Cultural Studies (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) - no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship -1.5 hour workshops - no charge)
  • Cultural Studies Thesis - no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) - no tuition charged

Globalization Studies Concentration

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be Team Taught
  • 3 courses in any of the Globalization Studies field areas: Note: GS courses may be taken from among Dartmouth College* course offerings with prior approval.
    • Government/War & Peace Studies
    • Area Studies
    • Politics/Public Policy
    • Anthropology
    • Sociology
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent Study in the field of Globalization Studies (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) - no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship -1.5 hour workshops - no charge)
  • 1 Globalization Studies Thesis - no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) - no tuition charged

 

* Dartmouth College undergraduate courses taken as MALS elective, concentration or interdisciplinary credit must be upper division, and be augmented in readings and/or written assignments to equal graduate level coursework, by agreement between the student and instructor (See the Non-MALS Course Contract). Prior approval from the MALS administration is required.  The number of undergraduate courses taken for graduate credit is limited to two.

 

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Last Updated: 10/21/14