OUTLINE FOR A PH.D. STUDY PLAN

I. Name

II. Date and place of birth

III. Education (arrange in chronological order with degrees obtained, indicating major and minor fields of study. Do not include pre-college training.)

IV. Honors and Fellowships received

V. Concentration or Program (specify which one of the three concentrations and two programs)

VI. Ph.D. Specialty [topic(s) and/or subfield(s)]. The level of generality is up to the committee and faculty, but normally would be topics and subfields in which the student is preparing to do research and/or will be prepared to teach in upper-division courses.

VII. Employment (list positions held, in chronological order).

VIII. Papers and Publications (in consistent, professional AAA bibliographic form).

IX. Undergraduate and Graduate Coursework in anthropology and other disciplines related to the Ph.D. (each course should be listed by department, course number, course title and additional descriptive phrase if the official course title does not specify course content, and course grade).

X. Explanation of the student’s preparation in each of the following areas for pursuing his specialty:

A. Research skills
B. Language skills
C. Geographic or ethnographic area (or areas)
D. Theoretical and basic knowledge

For each area, list relevant courses or other training completed or planned. For language and research skills, indicate how Ph.D. language and/or research skill requirement will be satisfied.

XI. A statement justifying the student’s choice of ethnographic/geographic area, showing why the area chosen is especially appropriate for the problem or hypotheses on which the dissertation will center. Why is this area, rather than another, likely to yield data and analysis contributing to theory? Does this area provide systematic exposure to a culture or subculture alien to the investigator, and, if not, can the area be shown to offer advantages that off-set the absence of traditional ethnographic experience? How do the choice of area and plan of study relate to notions that the anthropologist has no moral right to exploit or disrupt any culture or subculture for the purpose of his or her own research? What other issues were considered in choosing the area of field research?

XII. Explanation of any other training planned by the student in consultation with his or her committee.

XIII. Any other details which will help the faculty comprehend the reasoning of the committee in working out the student’s program.

XIV. Proposed dates (approximate):

A. Dates for written and oral examinations
B. Dates for fieldwork
C. Dates for written dissertation

XV. A statement describing when and how the student proposes to submit to the departmental Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research plans for dissertation research (assuming the dissertation research will involve the use of human subjects).