Fine Arts Core
Studies in Art, Music, Theatre, and Philosophy
In addition to study in the field of specialization area, each student completes a series of core courses as a minor comprising 15 hours of work outside the field of specialization. Students select five of the courses not offered by their department of specialization from the list below:
|SHARED OUTCOMES -
ARTS CORE COURSES
|*Aesthetics represents a unique component of the doctoral program in Fine Arts. The Department of Philosophy is administered within the College of Arts and Sciences.|
|CORE COURSE SUBSTITUTION
A student may submit one course through the unit's Graduate Advisor or Coordinator to the CVPA Graduate Committee for consideration as an alternative to one of the regular approved core courses. The intent is to preserve distribution in all FADP disciplines but to allow for alternatives that fulfill multi- and inter-disciplinary intent of the core.
For more information, see:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Philosophy
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3092
Department of Philosophy Website
|QUALIFYING EXAM PROCESS
Near or at the end of the coursework, each doctoral student undergoes extensive examination over the fields of study involved in the program. This examination covers both the core (minor) and the field of specialization, though not necessarily at the same time.
The CORE EXAMINATION is designed to test the student’s general understanding of concepts and materials implicit in the program of core courses required for the degree. The goal is to demonstrate an ability to relate general issues and concerns common to all the arts. For policies governing the core examination, see the doctoral program Guidelines, Section III. For types of issues assigned recently at exams, see Core Exam Sample Questions.