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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  May 29, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

English, M.A.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of specific authors and works and/or central issues relevant to their fields of emphasis. 
  • Students will apply professionally relevant theoretical concepts to the analysis of canonical texts and/or central issues specific to their fields of emphasis.
  • Students will demonstrate facility in basic research methods and the use of existing scholarship specific to their fields of emphasis.
  • Students will develop in-depth knowledge in their field of emphasis, along with competency in at least one other area of literary and rhetorical studies.

Degree Requirements (30 Hours)

English, M.A. with an Emphasis in English and American Literature (30 Hours)

The student must select one of the following areas for concentration: English literature before 1660, English literature after 1660, or American literature.

Requirements include:

1. Course work (12 hours)

  • one course in American literature
  • one in English literature before 1660
  • one in English literature after 1660
  • one additional course in the exam area

2. Five electives (15 hours)

Two may be taken outside the department

4. A reading knowledge of one foreign language

English, M.A. with an Emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric (30 Hours)

Requirements include:

3. English and/or American literature, 700-800 level (6 hours)

No more than one workshop course may be counted in the 30 hours of classroom credits; students wishing to emphasize technical writing should consult the graduate director about special conditions.

4. Electives (9 hours)

Electives must be approved by the Composition and Rhetoric Committee.

5. Reading knowledge of a foreign language

English, M.A. with an Emphasis in Speech Communication (30 Hours)

Requirements include:

2. Speech communication (12 hours)

Four additional courses in speech communication at the 700 or 800 level.

3. Three electives (9 hours)

Three electives at the 700 or 800 level reflecting the student’s particular professional or academic objectives; electives must be approved in advance by the student’s advisor.

4. Thesis (3 hours)

Students may enroll in additional hours of SPCH 799, but only three hours count toward completion of the degree.

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