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Program Requirements

The M.A. in English requires 30 credits of coursework and a thesis (ENG 708) for three additional credits. ENG 510 Research Methods and Critical Writing or another course with disciplinary methodology (ENG 505 Classical Rhetoric, ENG 563 Comparative Literature or ENG 670 The Critical Tradition) is required and should be taken in the first year of graduate study. There are no other required courses, but courses taken should represent a broad range of periods and subject matter.

Course Credits
ENG 708 Thesis Seminar 3
One of the following:
ENG 505 Rhetoric 3 should be taken in first year of program
ENG 510 Research and Criticism 3 should be taken in first year of program
ENG 563 Comparative Literature 3 should be taken in first year of program
ENG 670 The Critical Tradition 3 should be taken in first year of program
Nine of the following:
ENG 500 Contemporary Literature 3
ENG 505 Rhetoric 3 if not taken as part of required courses
ENG 510 Research and Criticism 3 if not taken as part of required courses
ENG 511 Style and Syntax 3 same as LIN 511
ENG 512 Descriptive Linguistics 3 same as LIN 512
ENG 513 History of the English Language 3
ENG 514 Historical Linguistics 3 same as LIN 514
ENG 515 Sociolinguistics 3 same as LIN 515
ENG 516 Psycholinguistics 3 same as LIN 516
ENG 517 Applied Linguistics 3 same as LIN 517
ENG 518 Cultural Linguistics 3 same as LIN 518
ENG 533 Contemporary American Drama 3
ENG 541 World Drama 3
ENG 558 The Irish Literary Renaissance 3
ENG 563 Comparative Literature 3 if not taken as part of required courses
ENG 572 The English Novel 3
ENG 581 Writing Workshop 3
ENG 582 Advanced Writing and Word Processing 3
ENG 622 American Renaissance 3
ENG 623 Late 19th Century American Literature 3
ENG 624 20th Century American Literature 3
ENG 631 Modern Poetry 3
ENG 632 The Modern Novel 3
ENG 634 Modern Drama 3
ENG 643 Shakespeare 3
ENG 645 Literature of the English Renaissance 3
ENG 650 Chaucer 3
ENG 651 Middle English Literature 3
ENG 653 Metaphysical Poetry 3
ENG 654 Milton 3
ENG 655 The Romantic Movement 3
ENG 656 Studies in Victorian Literature 3
ENG 657 Modern British Literature 3
ENG 658 18th Century Literature and Life 3
ENG 659 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama 3
ENG 670 The Critical Tradition 3 if not taken as part of required courses
ENG 684 Seminar in a Major Author 3
ENG 688 Special Literary Topics 3
ENG 690 Independent Study
(take after completion of 21 credits)
3
LIN 511 Syntax and Stylistics 3 same as ENG 511
LIN 512 Descriptive Linguistics 3 same as ENG 512
LIN 514 Historical Linguistics 3 same as ENG 514
LIN 515 Sociolinguistics 3 same as ENG 515
LIN 516 Psycholinguistics 3 same as ENG 516
LIN 517 Applied Linguistics 3 same as ENG 517
LIN 518 Cultural Linguistics 3 same as ENG 518
Minimum GPA 3.00
Minimum Total Units in Plan 33
Minimum Number of Courses 11