The Preliminary Program of Study (PPOS) consists of 3 components:
- A description and short rationale for the student’s intended Major Field and Minor Field or Fields for the Candidacy Exam. (See description of Final Program of Study for explanation of Field areas.)
- A summer reading list of about 15 works related to one or both of these areas.
- A brief discussion of teaching and other GA work, completed and planned.
The Preliminary Program of Study should be designed in consultation with the student's faculty advisor and must be signed by the advisor in preparation for the Advising Meeting.