PHIL 590 Research
To provide early guidance in the search for a dissertation topic, third-year registration for PHIL 590 Research will be treated as the choice of a temporary advisor. Students may register under a faculty member's name only after consulting with him or her and obtaining his or her signature on the registration form. At the minimum, a student will meet with his or her advisor at the start of the term and again at the end to discuss the student’s progress.
This is meant to be a temporary advising system. Students may work with different professors in different terms, and once the dissertation topic comes into sharper focus, they will go on to form their permanent dissertation committees. There is no assumption that a temporary advisor will supervise a student's dissertation or serve on the student's dissertation committee.
For more information read the section: Dissertation Prospectus and Oral Defense