Emphasis in Asian American Studies
A Graduate Emphasis in Asian American Studies is offered in conjunction with the Departments of Anthropology, Art History, East Asian Language and Literature, English and Comparative Literature, Environmental Analysis and Design, History, Politics and Society, Psychology and Social Behavior, Sociology, and Studio Art. Coursework for the Graduate Emphasis in Asian American Studies consists of four courses: two required and two elective. The required courses, Asian American Studies 200A (Theoretical and Methodological issues in Asian American Studies) and Asian American Studies 200B (Contemporary Issues in Asian American Studies). For more information, click here.
Emphasis in Chicano/Latino Studies
The emphasis in Chicano/Latino Studies is available in conjunction with all Ph.D. programs offered at UC Irvine. As a supplementary program of study, it provides substantive, theoretical, and methodological training in Chicano/Latino Studies. Additional coursework allows you to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of Chicano/Latino issues to further your research program and be better prepared to engage with diverse communities. Students are required to take four courses:
• CHC/LAT 200A: Theoretical Issues in Chicano/Latino Research
• One CHC/LAT elective offered in a Department outside of the student’s home Department.
• One CHC/LAT elective offered in a School outside of your home School.
• One additional CHC/LAT elective, potentially in your own Department.
Additionally, the student's qualifying examination and dissertation topic should incorporate U.S. Latinos and/or issues relevant to Chicano/Latino Studies as a central focus of analysis. The dissertation committee should include a Chicano/Latino Studies faculty member. For more information, click here.
Emphasis in Critical Theory
Critical Theory at UCI is understood in the broad sense as the study of the shared assumptions, problems, and commitments of the various discourses in the humanities. An emphasis in Critical Theory is available for doctoral students in all departments within the School of Humanities. Students choosing to complete this emphasis do so in addition to the regular degree requirements for the Ph.D. degree in English. Drawing upon faculty from the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, the CTE also invites nationally and internationally recognized scholars to conduct seminars and mini-seminars. Visiting professors have included Slavoj Zizek, Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, David Lloyd, John Frow, N. Katherine Hayles, Iain Chambers, Page duBois, Barbara Johnson, Fredric Jameson, Elizabeth Grosz, Etienne Balibar and David Palumbo-Liu. More information can be found here.
Emphasis in Feminist Studies
The Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies offers an emphasis in Feminist Studies, which is available in conjunction with the Ph.D. in English, as well as the M.F.A. It emphasizes interdisciplinary, multicultural scholarship and includes course work in feminist theories, the cultural roles of women, women's socioeconomic condition, women's history, women's literature in a cross-cultural frame, women's images in fine arts and film, women of color, and lesbian and gay studies. For more information, click here.
Emphasis in Latin American Studies
The Graduate Emphasis in Latin American Studies is open to students from all fields and allows students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge about the study of Latin America and form scholarly relationships with a range of faculty and graduate students interested in Latin America from across the UCI campus. The emphasis requires one year-long foundation workshop on Latin American Studies and two graduate seminars dealing centrally with issues related to Latin America. For more information, click here.
Emphasis in Medical Humanities
The Graduate Emphasis in Medical Humanities allows students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge about the study of illness, health, healthcare and the body. The emphasis requires three graduate seminars offered through the Medical Humanities graduate course offerings, including MED HUM 200. Students may elect to take seminars within their home departments as course work that also satisfies other degree requirements. For more information, click here.
Graduate Study in Rhetoric and Composition
The Departments of English invites applicants interested in Rhetoric and Composition. For more information, click here.
Emphasis in Visual Studies
The program in Visual Studies offers an emphasis in Visual Studies, which is available to Ph.D. and MFA students in all departments at UCI. Course work for the emphasis consists of four courses: Visual Studies 291 and 3 additional elective Visual Studies seminars. For more information, click here.