This program of study is required for all Learning/Teaching Fellows,
and it is recommended for all M.A. students in English who plan to
continue their graduate work at the Ph.D level.
Specific requirements of
this 36-credit hour M.A. are:
- All degree requirements for the M.A. in English.
- Three contact courses (9 credit hours) in one of the three
designated areas of concentration. Students may choose from the
following areas of concentration:
- Early British (inception – 18th century: inception to 1799)
- Modern British (Romantic – Contemporary: 1800 to present)
- At least one course in each of the three designated areas of concentration
- At least one course in literary criticism/theory
- ENG 504. Composition Theory (See course description)
- ENG 505. Teaching Practicum (See course description)
- Thesis project required (i.e. the 36-hour degree is composed of 30
credit hours of contact-taught course work and 6 credit hours of ENG 699: Master’s Thesis, an independent research course). University
Assistants and other Academic Pre-professional Track students not
holding a Learning/Teaching Fellowship may petition to write a thesis.
See the current Graduate Catalog for information on the petition
- Teaching is required for all learning/teaching fellows - this
includes active participation in the mentoring program carried out as
part of ENG 504 and ENG 505. University Assistants will be required to
maintain tutoring hours within the department. This includes active
participation in practicum meetings.
Based on these requirements, students will use the following
program of study to direct their completion of the degree requirements
for the Academic Pre-Professional Track:
|Distribution Courses (British/American)
|Thesis Research Hours (ENG 699*)
For details on the MA, contact Dr. Kaplan Harris, Director of the MA Graduate Program in English.