M.A. English

COMMON COURSES (30 CREDITS)

Courses that are common to all emphases may be applied to all. At least 36 hours are required for the degree.

Required Courses
ENGL 5320Studies in English Language3
ENGL 5330Studies in Rhetoric3
ENGL 5374Methods of Bib & Res Analysis3
ENGL 5380Studies in Teaching of Comp3
Approved graduate-level electives 118
ENGL 5398Thesis 26
or ENGL 5090 English Comprehensive Exam
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Notes:

1 Up to 12 hours may be taken in another area when appropriate to the student’s academic goals and approved by the graduate coordinator.

2 Students not completing a thesis must enroll in an additional 6 hours of approved graduate-level electives and successfully complete a comprehensive exam to complete the degree.

COURSE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

  1. Synthesize original contributions to the discipline by conducting research
    1. Demonstrate a scholarship-based understanding of texts (of all kinds) in their appropriate cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts.
    2. Apply appropriate critical approaches in English studies.
  2. Analyze texts using critical thinking skills
    1. Identify and explain what lenses are appropriate for analyzing texts.
    2. Perform analyses that add to scholarly understanding and provide challenging perspectives.
  3. Apply clear and effective written and oral communication skills
    1. Produce written arguments and/or analyses that contribute to ongoing disciplinary scholarly conversations.
    2. Craft spoken arguments and/or analyses that contribute to ongoing disciplinary scholarly conversations.