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2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language and Literature MA


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Program Requirements

  1. English Studies (3 credits).
    ENG 500 .
  2. Theory (3 credits).
    A course in literary, rhetorical or pedagogical theory (selected from ENG 567 , ENG 568 , ENG 570 , ENG 571 , or a theory course approved by the program director).
  3. One course from each of the following areas (9 credits).
    1. Literature. ENG 522 , ENG 525 , ENG 526 , ENG 527 , ENG 532 , ENG 533 , ENG 534 , ENG 537 , ENG 538 , ENG 539 , ENG 555 .
    2. Linguistics and Language Studies. ENG 509 , ENG 549 ; LIN 520 , LIN 521 .
    3. Writing. ENG 560 , ENG 561 , ENG 562 , ENG 566 , ENG 567 *, ENG 568 *
      *May not also be counted toward theory requirement.
  4. One or two individual scholarship experiences (6-12 credits), optional. Students may develop an individually-defined program of study, in consultation with the English Department. Programs may include, but are not limited to, the following (6 credits each):
    1. Individually-defined reading and examination.
    2. Primary research project.
    3. Thesis.
    4. Study program at a foreign university or accredited U.S. graduate program.
    5. Archival research project.
    6. Creative writing project.
    7. Professional internship.
  5. Electives in English to bring total credit hours to 30.

Optional Area of Emphasis

To achieve an Area of Emphasis recognition on the transcript, the student must complete either three (3) courses or two (2) courses plus an Individual Scholarship Experience project in one of the following areas:

  • British Literature
  • American Literature
  • Composition/Rhetoric
  • Linguistics and language
  •  Pedagogy in English

Cognate Areas

Where appropriate, and after consultation with an advisor, students may fulfill program requirements with courses from cognate graduate areas such as Education, Social Sciences, Liberal Studies.

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