Requirements by Concentration

Effective Summer 2014. For students who began the program prior to Summer 2014, see MALS Pre-14X Degree Requirements & Pre-14X Plan of Study Form.

Creative Writing Requirements

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be team-taught
  • 3 Creative Writing courses:
    • Non-Fiction (the narrative or personal essay)
    • Fiction (the novella or short story)
    • Screenwriting
    • Playwriting
    • Poetry
    • Periodic Journalism
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent study in Creative Writing (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods module (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) — no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship - 1.5 hour workshops) — no tuition charged
  • Creative Thesis — no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) — no tuition charged

Cultural Studies Requirements

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be team taught
  • 3 courses in any of the Cultural Studies field areas. (Note: CS courses may be taken from among Dartmouth College* course offerings with prior approval.)
    • Gender Studies
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Class Studies
    • Media/Performance Studies
    • Post-Colonial Studies
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent Study in Cultural Studies (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods module (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) — no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship - 1.5 hour workshops) — no tuition charged
  • Cultural Studies Thesis — no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) — no tuition charged

Globalization Studies Requirements

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be team taught
  • 3 courses in any of the Globalization Studies field areas. (Note: GS courses may be taken from among Dartmouth College* course offerings with prior approval.)
    • Government/War & Peace Studies
    • Area Studies
    • Politics/Public Policy
    • Anthropology
    • Sociology
  • 1 Elective course from MALS or Dartmouth College*
  • 1 Independent Study in the field of Globalization Studies (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods module (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) — no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship - 1.5 hour workshops) — no tuition charged
  • 1 Globalization Studies Thesis — no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) — no tuition charged

General Liberal Studies Requirements

  • 3 Interdisciplinary Courses, 2 of which must be team taught
  • 4 Elective courses from MALS or Dartmouth College* course offerings with prior approval
  • 1 Independent Study (MALS 127)
  • 1 Research Methods module (MALS 130, MALS 131 or MALS 132)
  • 1 Summer Symposium (MALS 120) — no tuition charged
  • 3 MALS Ethics Workshops (Professionalism, Academic Integrity & Mentorship - 1.5 hour workshops) — no tuition charged
  • Thesis — no tuition charged
  • Thesis Presentation (MALS 411) — no tuition charged

A Note About Non-MALS Courses for Credit

*Students are limited to taking two non-MALS courses with prior approval from the MALS administration.  This includes Dartmouth College undergraduate courses, graduate courses and transfer credits. Undergraduate courses may be taken for MALS elective, concentration, or interdisciplinary credit (see the MALS Interdisciplinary Course Contract). These courses must be upper division, and will require additional readings and/or written assignments to equal graduate level coursework. The specifics of the requirements are by agreement between the student and instructor (see the Non-MALS Course Contract).