In designing their program of study at UCSB, our PhD students are encouraged to select a sub-field that intersects with and reinforces their three areas of study within the discipline. Adding an emphasis will make students even more attractive candidates in the current academic marketplace, where interdisciplinarity and flexibility are considered especially desirable traits. Students can add up to three emphases.
There are currently five emphases available to doctoral students. Check our web site for updated information regarding the availability of these emphases.
The Doctoral Emphasis in Applied Linguistics: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/graduate-program/optional-graduate-emphasis-applied-linguistics
The Doctoral Emphasis in Feminist Studies: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/graduate-program/optional-feminist-studies-ph-d-emphasis
The Doctoral Emphasis in Global Studies: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/graduate-program/optional-global-studies-ph-d-emphasis
The Doctoral Emphasis in Translation Studies: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/graduate-program/optional-translation-studies-phd-emphasis
The Doctoral Emphasis in Writing Studies: http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/graduate-program/writing-studies-emphasis
Please check early with the Graduate Advisor about addding any of the above emphases, so you can coordinate your field examinations and course work accordingly.