Thesis Options

The Master's Thesis in English at Southeastern



 

OPTIONAL THESIS: RESEARCH

All graduate students in English (except those completing a concentration in Professional Writing) may elect to do a research thesis. Major areas for research work include Literary Studies, Language and Literacy Studies, and Rhetoric and Composition. The requirements for the thesis option are 36 credit hours (including 30 hours of graduate English courses and 6 hours of thesis credit). All other requirements for the MA in English are the same as for students not choosing to do a thesis.



REQUIRED THESIS: CREATIVE WRITING CONCENTRATION

Graduate students concentrating in creative writing are required to do a thesis. The Creative Writing Thesis can consist of works of prose, poetry, or drama. Students must meet all the requirements for the Creative Writing concentration, find an appropriate faculty member to serve as thesis director, and obtain approval to begin a creative thesis from theCoordinator of Creative Writing. Full details for this concentration are available from the Southeastern Creative Writing Website, or from Dr. Jack Bedell.



OPTIONAL THESIS: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY CONCENTRATION

The requirements for a Concentration in Language & Literacy include completion of a Language& Literacy Thesis, which includes participation in an approved Language & Literacy apprenticeship. Students must be willing to accept the responsibilities inherent to seeking, participating in, and completing such a program. Full details for this concentration are available from the Southeastern Language & Literacy website, or from Dr. Jeff Wiemelt.


OPTIONAL THESIS: PROFESSIONAL WRITING CONCENTRATION

The requirements for a Concentration in Professional Writing include completion of a Professional Writing Thesis, which includes participation in an approved Professional Writing internship. Students must be willing to accept the responsibilities inherent to seeking, participating in, and completing such a program. Full details for this concentration are available from the Southeastern Professional Writing website, or from Dr. Paul Sawyer.

 

 

 




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