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.

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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 TitleProgram 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