M.A. in English Literature and Language

Students also are required to complete a comprehensive exam in which they integrate their knowledge earned through their course and program experiences. Two readers review the exam to provide feedback. Students then offer a public presentation on their exam.

Non-Thesis

Required
EN 7301Contemporary Literary Criticism3
EN 7343Linguistics: Voice and Text3
EN 7380Project3
Electives
Select 24 credit hours from the following:24
EN 7302
Critical Approaches to the Short Story
Seminar in Medieval Literature
Literature of the Renaissance
Realism and Naturalism in the American Novel
International Literature
American Transcendentalism
History of the American Novel
The American Novel: Multicultural Literature
Nineteenth Century British Literature
EN 7322
EN 7323
EN 7324
Persuasive Writing
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Approaches to Teaching Writing Critical Thinking
History of the English Language
Analysis and Criticism of Television and Film
Fiction: The Creative Process
Poetry: The Creative Process
Writing for Publication
Peace & Violence in Literature
Directed Readings 1
Directed Readings 1
Special Studies in Literature & Language
English Internship in Teaching and Research
Total Semester Hours33

Thesis

Required
EN 7301Contemporary Literary Criticism3
EN 7343Linguistics: Voice and Text3
EN 7390Thesis Research3
Electives
Select 21 credit hours from the following:21
EN 7302
Critical Approaches to the Short Story
Seminar in Medieval Literature
Literature of the Renaissance
Realism and Naturalism in the American Novel
International Literature
American Transcendentalism
History of the American Novel
The American Novel: Multicultural Literature
Nineteenth Century British Literature
EN 7322
EN 7323
EN 7324
Persuasive Writing
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Approaches to Teaching Writing Critical Thinking
History of the English Language
Analysis and Criticism of Television and Film
Fiction: The Creative Process
Poetry: The Creative Process
Writing for Publication
Peace & Violence in Literature
Directed Readings 1
Directed Readings 1
Special Studies in Literature & Language
English Internship in Teaching and Research
Total Semester Hours30

Students also are required to complete a comprehensive exam in which they integrate their knowledge earned through their course and program experiences. Two readers review the exam to provide feedback. Students then offer a public presentation on their exam.