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Master of Arts in English Requirements

M.A. in English Worksheet/Checklist of Program Requirements

 

A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate work is required. A minimum of nine credit hours must be taken in courses at the 600 level. On each line provided, record the date of completion of the course.  NOTE: Requirements in the various categories can also be fulfilled by appropriate ENG 529 or 629 Special Topics courses.

 

Old/Middle English Requirements: One of the following courses (3. cr.)

____________            ENG 500: Old English

____________            ENG 530: Chaucer

____________            ENG 601: History of the English Language

____________            ENG 632: Middle English Literature

 

One course in 16th or 17th-century British Literature (3 cr.)

____________            ENG 538:  Studies in 17th-Century English Literature  

____________            ENG 539:  Milton

____________            ENG 636:  Seminar in Shakespeare

____________            ENG 640:  Studies in English Literature, 1660-1800

 

One course in 18th or 19th-century British Literature (3 cr.)

____________            ENG 547:  19th-Century British Women Writers

____________            ENG 645:  Studies in the Romantic Era

____________            ENG 646:  Studies in the Victorian Era

                             

One course in 20th-century British or American Literature (3 cr.)

____________            ENG 548:  Studies in British Literature 1950-Present

____________            ENG 616:  Studies in American Literature from 1900-1950

____________            ENG 617:  Studies in American Literature Since 1950

____________            ENG 677:  Seminar in Contemporary British Literature

 

One other course in American Literature (3 cr.)

____________            ENG 615:  Studies in American Literature to 1900

____________            ENG 616:  Studies in American Literature from 1900-1950

____________            ENG 617:  Studies in American Literature Since 1950

____________            ENG 622:  Seminar in American Women Writers

                                         

One course in literary theory:

____________  ENG 672: Seminar in Literary Criticism (3 cr.)

 

12 credit hours of electives, with adequate distribution of courses in American and British literature. N.B. Only one non-literature English course can be taken as an elective by MA students.

 

____________ (write in name of elective course: ______________________________)

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____________ Foreign Language Requirement (one year of college-level study)

____________ Master’s Thesis

 

Matrix of Required Courses—M.A.

 

           

Course  Number             

Course Title

Program Requirement

MA

ENG 500

Old English

Old English, Middle English, History of Eng. Language

ENG 504

Seminar in Composing Process

Elective

ENG 506

Computers and the Study of English

Elective

ENG 529/629

 

Contemporary British Historical 

       Novel

 

20th-Century British Lit.

 

 

ENG 529/629

Modernism & Postmodernism in

       British Literature

Studies in Irish Literature

Virginia Woolf

William Blake

The Romantics

Thomas Hardy*

 

 

 

20th-Century British Lit.

20th-Century British Lit.

20th-Century British Lit.

19th-Century British Lit.

19th-Century British Lit.

20th-Century British Lit.

 *(may qualify as 19th-century British Lit.)

 

The Evolution of Writing

 

Elective

 

Medieval Drama

Arthurial Literature

Old English, Middle English, History of Eng. Language

 

African American Women Novelists

 

American Lit. (Other)

 

African American Autobiography

 

American Lit. (Other)

 

Literature of American Women Immigrants

 

20th-Century American Lit.

 

ENG 530

 

Chaucer

 

Old English, Middle English, or History of English Language

 

ENG 538

 

Studies in 17th-Century English Lit.

 

16th or 17th-Century British Literature

 

ENG 539

 

Milton

 

16th or 17th-Century British Literature

 

ENG 547

British Women Writers

Elective

ENG 576

 

Modern British Drama

 

20th-Century British Lit.

Elective

 

ENG 601

History of English Language

 

Old English, Middle English, History of Eng. Language

ENG 615

 

Whitman and Dickinson

Seminar in Crane, James, & Chopin

 

American Lit. (Other)

American Lit. (Other)

 

ENG 616

 

 

Studies in American Lit. 1900-1950

 

20th-Century American Lit.

 

ENG 617

 

Studies in American Lit. Since 1950

20th-Century American Lit.

 

ENG 618

Global Multicultural Literature

Elective

ENG 619

Seminar in Literature for Adolescents

Not Required

ENG 632

Middle English Literature

Old English, Middle English, History of English Language

ENG 636

Seminar in Shakespeare

16th or 17th-Century British

ENG 640

Studies in English Lit. 1660-1800

17th or 18th-Century British

ENG 645

The Romantics

18th or 19th-Century British

ENG 672

 

Seminar in Literary Criticism

 

Literary Theory

 

ENG 678

World Drama

Elective

ENG 687

Thesis Writing

Program Requirement

ENG 697

Thesis Writing Extension