Concentrations

Concentrations in English


Master of Arts in English


A student choosing the thesis option may write a thesis as a required part of a concentration in one area of English studies. A student must also complete courses in advanced writing and methods for his/her area. With the approval of the advisory committee, a student may take a maximum of six (6) graduate hours in a related field. Three concentrations are offered:


Concentration in Creative Writing Requires the permission of the Coordinator of Creative Writing. A student choosing this concentration must complete the following coursework:

  1. ENGL 475/575 Introduction to Contemporary Criticism
  2. ENGL 482/582 Intermediate Poetry Workshop
  3. ENGL 483/583 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
  4. ENGL 645 Creative Writing
  5. ENGL 770 (6 hours) Thesis in Creative Writing

 

Concentration in Language and Literacy Requires the permission of the Coordinator of Language and Literacy. A student choosing this concentration must complete the following coursework:

  1. ENGL 477/577 Foundations in Language and Literacy
  2. Two courses from the following: ENGL 413/508, ENGL 414/524, ENGL467/567, ENGL 476/576, ENGL 620, ENGL 646
  3. ENGL 770 (6 hours) Internship and Thesis in Language and Literacy

 

 Concentration in Professional Writing Requires the permission of the Coordinator of Professional Writing. A student choosing this concentration must complete the following coursework:

  1. ENGL 448/548 Advanced Technical and Professional Design
  2. ENGL 485/585 Foundations in Professional Writing
  3. ENGL 486/586 Document Production and Design
  4. ENGL 770 (6 hours) Internship and Thesis in Professional Writing

 

Students must also complete at least fifteen (15) hours of coursework in English at the 600 level. With the approval of the advisory committee, students may take a maximum of six (6) graduate hours in a related field.



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