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English Concentration Requirements


Required core:
Engl 502 Literary Theory 3
Engl 541 Hist of the Engl Lang 3
Engl 601 Res Meth in Engl 3
Engl 699 Thesis 6

Required course for teaching assistants: Engl. 515 Meth of Tutoring & Teaching Writing (3)

Core Total: 15

Students should take nine hours of electives in their emphasis area and the remainder from any area. Please note that for creative writing students, three of their nine credits must be in Engl. 671. Electives may also include other faculty-approved courses.
 

 Concentration in Literature
Choose seven courses from the following:
 Engl 502 Literary Theory 3
 Engl 511 Major American Writers 3
 Engl 512 Major British Writers 3
 Engl 513 Major World Writers 3
 Engl 514 Literary Realism 3
 Engl 521 Chaucer 3
 Engl 522 Shakespeare 3
 Engl 523 Milton 3
 Engl 535  Selected Topic in English  3
 Engl 545  Cultural Criticism & Theory  3
 Engl 550-650  Seminar in Engl  1-4
 Engl 582  Lit of the SW  3
 Engl 591  Arthurian Lit  3
 Engl 610  Major Amer Poets  3
 Engl 636  Var of Romanticism  3
 Engl 641  Hist of Pop Lit  3
 Phil 540  Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics  3
 Span 560 Survey Hisp Lit of SW  3
 Span 652 Cont Chicano Writers of SW  3
Concentration Total:  21
 Program Total:  36

Concentration in Language, Rhetoric, and Composition

Choose seven courses from the following:    
Anth 561 Comm & Culture 3
Comm 518 Desktop Pub 3
Comm 533 Feature Writing 3
Comm 536 Scriptwriting 3
Comm 545 Screenwriting 3
Engl 500 Creative Writing: Exp Fiction 3
Engl 501 Creative Writing: Adv Poetry 3
Engl 515 Meth of Tutoring & Teaching Writing 3
Engl 535 Selected Topic in English 3
Engl 543 Sociolinguistics 3
Engl 550-650 Seminar in Engl 1-4
Engl 563 Rhetoric and Reality 3
Engl 564 Women & Rhetoric 3
Engl 565 Non-Fiction Prose 3
Engl 585 Stylistics 3
Engl 651 Images & Words: Semiotics 3
Engl 661 Literacy and Orality 3
Engl 671 Creative Writing Workshop 3
Phil 572 Cognitive Science 3
Concentration Total: 21
Program Total: 36

Concentration in Creative Writing

Students must take nine credits in creative writing courses, including at least three credits of Engl. 671: Creative Writing Workshop. This course may be repeated with a change of content. Creative writers may choose an additional 12 credits of electives from either of the first two emphasis areas.

Concentration Total: 21
Program Total: 36

Examinations

All students must pass a written qualifying examination based on a reading list approved by the Master of Arts Committee. Language requirement in addition to the 36 credits required for the M.A., students must demonstrate reading knowledge of a language other than English. The language requirement may be fulfilled by: (1) completing the final course of a four-semester undergraduate sequence in a language with a grade of B; (2) completing a 300 or 400 level course with a grade of B; (3) passing the Princeton Language Test; or, (4) passing a comparable test administered by the Department of Humanities.

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