To complete the M.A., each candidate will submit three seminar papers (one of which must have been subjected to significant revision, and which is to be submitted in both revised and unrevised forms as evidence of this) to an examining committee in order to demonstrate the scope of the work the student has done toward the M.A. These papers will be read by a committee of four examiners. The culminating exam is an oral exam focusing primarily on one of those papers submitted. The selection of the focus-paper will be made by the examining committee, which will inform the candidate of its choice a few days before the exam is to take place. The exam is expected to last 30 to 60 minutes and is not public. In order to receive the M.A. degree, the student must pass this examination. A "pass with distinction" will be required of those seeking admission to the doctoral program. This M.A. examination will be scheduled in the last week or two of classes in either the Fall or Spring semester. Papers must be submitted to the examining committee at least three weeks before the exam is to take place. The membership of the examining committee is to be determined by the Department's Examination Coordinator in consultation with the candidate.