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Concentration Tracks and their Requirements

M.A.L.S. Course Lists

(SAMPLE PROGRAMS)


Liberal Studies (General) Track

Required Components


Creative Writing Track

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary MALS courses
  • 3 Creative Writing courses:
    • Non-Fiction [the narrative or personal essay]
    • Fiction [the novella or short story]
    • Screenwriting
    • Playwriting
    • Periodic Journalism
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent study in Creative Writing (MALS 127)
  • 2 Symposia [MALS 120]; or 1 Symposium and 1 Symposium Substitute [MALS 121] or Research Methods [MALS 130]
  • Creative Thesis

Cultural Studies Track

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary MALS courses
  • 3 courses in any of the Cultural Studies field areas: Note: The 5 CS distribution courses may be take from among Dartmouth College course offerings.
    • 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)
  • 2 Symposia [MALS 120]; or 1 Symposium and 1 Symposium Substitute [MALS 121] or Research Methods [MALS 130]
  • Cultural Studies Thesis

Globalization Studies Track

Required Components

  • 3 Interdisciplinary MALS courses
  • 3 courses in any of the Globalization Studies field areas:
    • Government/War & Peace Studies
    • Area Studies
    • Politics/Public Policy
    • Anthropology
    • Sociology
    • Other areas by petition
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College
  • 1 Independent Study in the field of Globalization Studies (MALS 127)
  • 2 Symposia [MALS 120]; or 1 Symposium and 1 Symposium Substitute [MALS 121] or Research Methods [MALS 130]
  • 1 Globalization Studies Thesis

* Any Dartmouth College undergraduate course taken as a MALS elective must be upper division, and be augmented in readings and/or paper assignments to equal graduate level coursework, by agreement between the student and instructor.

Last Updated: 4/28/09