Sample Reading Lists for Ph.D. Comprehensive Field Exams
Below are sample reading lists for Ph.D. students to download and use in preparation for comprehensive examinations. Contact Diane Rapp to submit additional lists. Your contributions are appreciated!
NOTE: The content of each reading list is determined by the examining professor and the Ph.D. student at a particular moment in time. The following lists have been voluntarily provided by students to assist future students in shaping their exams. These reading lists should NOT be considered definitive field lists for future exams. Nor should you assume that this list represents all possibilities for formulations of exams. Students are encouraged to consult with their examiners to develop reading lists appropriate to their exams.