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English Department - Masters of Arts
  PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

   Literary Studies Literature, Language & Culture  English Studies  Publishing & Print Culture Writing Studies
 Total credits required  32 32  31 33 32
 Total credits in major  26 25  25 27 26
 Related-field credits  Elective 6  6  6 Up to 8
 Required course  Engl 8906 Engl 8906  Engl 8906  Engl 8906  Engl 8906
 Required 8000-level seminar courses  2 1  1  1 1
 One Ling course  Elective  Required  Required  Elective  Elective
 Other required courses  No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Foreign-language requirement  Yes  Yes or waived
(by 2 extra courses)
 Yes or waived
(by 2 extra courses)
 Yes  Yes, or waived
 Plan B Projects required  2  2  2  2  2
 Written exam required  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Oral exam required  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes

 

I. Requirements for the M.A. (Plan B) in English with Emphasis on Literary Studies

The M.A. in English with Emphasis on Literary Studies provides concentrated study of English and American literature and culture.

Prerequisites for Admission:

Entering students should have completed at least 30 credits in English and/or a related field, including 20 credits of upper division courses. Any deficiencies will be determined by the Director of Graduate Studies in consultation with the Graduate Committee. Certain course prerequisites may be taken concurrently with graduate work and may be applied toward degree.


Degree Requirements:

1. Course Requirements: 


Under Plan B, candidates must complete, with a GPA of 3.00 or higher, a minimum 32 credits, at least 26 of those credits in the major, including 4 credits in English 8906 and 8 additional credits in 8000-level English seminars and 2 plan B thesis credits.

Within the required 32 credits, students may also complete at least 6 credits in a related field or fields. Related field courses may be at the 4000-, 5000-, or 8000-level and must be offered for graduate credit.

All courses to be included in the student's degree program must be approved by the advisor and Director of Graduate Studies. No graduate credit is allowed for courses of D quality.

2. Language Requirement:

The candidate is required to have a reading knowledge of one of the following languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish. A language not on this list may be chosen by students who can show its relevance to their degree program. No candidate may satisfy this requirement with English. Under certain circumstances the requirement may be waived for foreign students.

3. Plan B Projects:

The candidate will submit two Plan B projects, which will normally, but not necessarily, be completed in connection with graduate courses in English or the related field(s). A completed project must be approved by a member of the graduate faculty. Students register for a total of 2 grad credits--1 credit for each plan B.

4. Comprehensive Examination:

Under the supervision of an examining committee, the candidate will be given a 2-day, 6-hour written examination on:

I. A literary text to be selected and approved at least four weeks before the examination (2 hours).

II. A list of 25-30 literary works to be chosen and approved at least four weeks before the examination. (3 hours).

III. The related field(s) (1 hour).

On the fourth working day after completion of the written exam portions, the candidate will meet with the examining committee for the oral portion of the comprehensive exam (one hour).


III. Requirements for the M.A. (Plan B) in English with Emphasis on Publishing and Print Culture Studies

The M.A. in English with Emphasis on Publishing and Print Culture Studies provides both practical training in publishing and scholarly background in the field of print culture studies.

Prerequisites for Admission:

Entering students should have completed at least 30 credits in English and/or a related field, including 20 credits of upper division courses. Any deficiencies will be determined by the Director of Graduate Studies in consultation with the Graduate Committee. Certain course prerequisites may be taken concurrently with graduate work and may be applied toward degree.

Degree Requirements:

1. Course Requirements: 

Under Plan B, candidates must complete, with a GPA of 3.00 or higher, a minimum 33 credits in the major, including at least 27 credits in literature, publishing practice, and print culture studies, distributed as follows:

Engl 8906 Introduction to Graduate Studies in English.................................
1 English seminar (8000-level)...................................................................
2 courses in Print Culture Studies, selected from the following:....................
     Engl 5661 Publishing the Middle Ages..................................................
     Engl 5662 The Making of a Major Author...............................................
     Engl 5663 Readers and Book History....................................................
     Engl 5664 Small Presses, Little Magazines, and Modernism...................
2-3 courses in Publishing Practice, selected from the following.....................
     Comp 5220 Document Design and Graphics..........................................
     Comp 5222 Electronic Publication .......................................................
     Comp 5230 Web Pages, Application and Presentation...........................
     Comp 5250 New Media Writing............................................................
     Comp 5290 Advanced Web Design and Digital Culture...........................
     Comp 5610 Discourse Analysis and Editing..........................................
1 elective 5000- or 8000-level course with an Engl, Ling, or Comp prefix.......... 

(4 cr)
(4 cr)
[8 cr]
(4 cr)
(4 cr)
(4 cr)
(4 cr)
[6-9 cr]
(3 cr)
(4 cr)
(3 cr)
(3 cr)
(3 cr)
(3 cr)
(3 cr)

Within the required 31 credits, students must also complete at least 6 credits in a related field or fields. Related field courses may be at the 4000-, 5000-, or 8000-level and must be offered for graduate credit. 

All courses to be included in the student's degree program must be approved by the advisor and Director of Graduate Studies. No graduate credit is allowed for courses of D quality.

2. Language Requirement:

The candidate is required to have a reading knowledge of one of the following languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish. A language not on this list may be chosen by students who can show its relevance to their degree program; a computer language may also be used to satisfy the requirement. No candidate may satisfy this requirement with English. Under certain circumstances the requirement may be waived for foreign students.

3. Plan B Projects:

The candidate will submit two Plan B projects, which will normally, but not necessarily, be completed in connection with graduate courses in English or the related field(s). A completed project must be approved by a member of the graduate faculty. 

4. Comprehensive Examination:

Under the supervision of an examining committee, the candidate will be given a 2-day, 6-hour written examination on:

I. A text to be selected and approved at least four weeks before the examination (2 hours).

II. A list of 25-30 works to be chosen and approved at least four weeks before the examination (3 hours).

III. The related field(s) (1 hour).

On the fourth working day after completion of the written exam portions, the candidate will meet with the examining committee for the oral portion of the comprehensive exam (one hour).

program requirements | related field requirement | language requirement | plan B requirement
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