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PhD Minor

The PhD Minor in Philosophy, Literature, and the Arts (PLA) provides both rigorous training in the student’s minor field and an exciting program of courses at the interdisciplinary boundary of philosophy with literature and the arts. Students in the program work together with faculty and fellow students in a vibrant community of scholars from across Stanford humanities.

The Director of Graduate Studies for the PLA PhD Minor is Joshua Landy (Comparative Literature).

The PLA PhD minor involves

  • a proseminar,

  • two courses in the minor field, and

  • two courses at the intersection.

See the full requirements.