By Kelly Therese Pollock on October 30, 5:
In addition, entering graduate students are assigned a faculty advisor to assist in research planning and other substantive decisions. Students may change faculty advisors at any time, but all advisors must be Gender Studies faculty see the list of faculty on the Gender Studies website.
Students must inform the graduate advisor about any changes in faculty advisor. Course Requirements Doctoral students are required to complete 60 units. Units beyond the minimum will consist of practicums, level courses or additional classroom units to maintain full-time students status, which is a minimum of units per quarter.
Students are expected to be full time and enroll in 12 units per quarter. Four of these units may be from the level series upon approval of faculty member and Vice Chair. Teaching assistants should enroll in Gender Studies each quarter they hold a teaching appointment.
These units will not count toward the degree requirements, but may be part of a unit full-time course load. Students should enroll in to 12 units of dissertation research each quarter while completing their dissertation. No oral defense of the final completed dissertation is required.
First Year Exam The first written exam tests basic knowledge and understanding of the field of Gender Studies — including feminist theory, current and historical debates within the field, methodological and pedagogical issuess, this exam is taken after completion of the first year core course series GS, One page paper that shows your critical and analytical skills and integrates material from the core sequence, A meeting with the core instructors will be arranged for the first year cohort in spring quarter to prepare for this exam paper.
The first-year exam is graded by at least two faculty, as designated by the Chair and Vice Chair usually the instructors for the core courses. Evaluating faculty members must find the exam satisfactory in order for the student to pass. All students must pass this exam before being allowed to advance in the Ph.
MA en route to Ph. Degree Students in the Ph.
This option is available only to students with a degree objective of Ph. The paper will be evaluated by the student's adviser and either the Chair or the Vice Chair or designee of Gender Studies.
It may be taken at any time after successful completion of the first yearvb exam and the minimum course requirements.
The depth exam format is one-week take-home. The completed exam must be judged satisfactory by the depth exam committee. Students may retake this exam only by petition. This exam is facilitated by the Graduate Advisor, and questions are sent by email at a date and time set by the student with the Graduate Advisor.
Oral Exam The oral qualifying exam is scheduled by the student only after:The deadline for the first year exam paper is the first day of fall quarter of the student’s 2nd year.
A meeting with the core instructors will be arranged for the first year cohort in .
Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to current UCLA graduate students and predoctoral candidates with demonstrated interest in the field of ethnic studies to aid in the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Training Grants & Fellowships.
Dissertation Year Fellowship This is a UCLA award from Graduate Division designed to help support a graduate student through the dissertation writing stage. Application deadlines are Dec 5, annually.
A number of current UCLA faculty have been Grass Fellows (e.g. Agasti, Fain, Narins, Schweizer). Our lab and the UCLA reasoning lab received a Google faculty research grant to study analogy. James Kubricht received the Dissertation Year Fellowship.
Congratulations, James! Pratyusha R. Javagula, Aya Strauss, and Tabby Safar presented their research project in the undergraduate research PURC conference. Hamidreza Nazaripouya has received the Dissertation Year Fellowship.
The program selects doctoral students who are advanced to candidacy at the time of nomination and are within one year of completing and filing the dissertation. The fellowship program's intention is to support the final year of graduate school at the disertation writing stage and to facilitate the start of the teaching or research appointments soon after the end of the dissertation fellowship year.