A total of 20 points of course work is required. A maximum of 8 points may be shared with the points required for the M.A. or Ph.D. for students enrolled in the advanced certificate as part of a dual degree program. Required course work includes the Proseminar in Poetics and the Origins of Literary Theory, POET-GA 2001, Poetics and Theory Seminar, POET-GA 2002, and three additional courses, of which one must cover either philosophy or rhetoric or be a theory survey, and two must be listed outside the student’s home department (cross-listing in the home department is allowed). In addition to the five courses, students seeking the advanced certificate must present a paper at least once at one of the yearly workshops or conferences offered by the Program in Poetics and Theory. Students planning on participating in a conference or workshop develop a paper in the context of the Poetics and Theory Seminar, which focuses on a topic leading to the conference. This paper may be a chapter of the dissertation.