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ABC Papers (formerly "Minor Area Papers -MAP" from 1989 to April 4, 2016 [renamed to ABC Papers April 2016 (Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper)] – Each Ph.D. candidate is required to write a ABC Paper.
This name reflects the following aspects of what this paper should be:
- Academic - this project/paper is, of course, academic and, hopefully, publishable in the academic literature
- Breadth - the main purpose of this requirement is for students to gain breadth in a different type or topic of research from the rest of their work and, especially, their dissertation
- Comprehensive - denotes the fact that this requirement serves in place of Comprehensive Exams which many other programs have
***The guidelines about the ABC Paper can be found in the Grad Handbook effective with the 2016-17 academic year.
Major papers from 1980 to 1999 ( these were discontinued as of 1999).
These items may not be borrowed or photocopied as they are not copyright protected. They are for use in the PRC only.