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Comprehensive Examinations

"Students taking comprehensive field examinations have two options: 1) They may take written examinations in three fields; or 2) They may take two written examinations and, in lieu of the third, create an annotated syllabus of a course they would hypothetically like to teach in one of the field areas.  In this second option, students are given an oral examination on the field, including, but not exclusively focusing on, the annotated syllabus."

from The Graduate Handbook

 




I took two written comprehensive exams [Comparative Politics and Political Economy] and an oral exam [Political Philosophy] for which I had to prepare an annotated syllabus on a course that I would hypothetically teach [Patriotism: Ancient and Modern]
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