Contemporary Issues Exam
The contemporary issues area committee (of which there are four, one for each CI area), will prepare a reading list of seminal materials, including books (portions of which where appropriate) and articles, organized around a select number of particular issues and themes. The contemporary issues graduate seminar in a given area, which will be offered once every two academic years, will cover a substantial portion of the material on this reading list. The contemporary issues exam, however, will focus on issues, not on texts (although the issues in question will presumably be better understood by someone familiar with the recommended texts). Thus, answering the issue-oriented questions on the exam will not require reference to any particular text.