Required Graduate Seminar Incorporates Professional Development

Professor Bruce Hayes (Department of French, University of Kansas) has developed a required seminar called Intro to Grad Studies for graduate students in French, Slavic and German. The course combines an introduction to literary theory and criticism with technology training, conference paper preparation, and discussions about the academic job market. Download the syllabus for the course which is required for graduate students across three language departments. Additionally, you can read an article from The French Review that provides an extensive discussion of the challenges faced and the developments in the course over several years of fine tuning.