Literature

The literature track asks students to explore the critical and theoretical approaches to texts written in the various literary periods and exposes students to writers from across the literary spectrum. Courses in this track emphasize student research, writing, and presentation. Students have the option of thesis or non-thesis plans.

The following is a list of the required courses for the 36-hour MA in English, Literature track:

         1. Core, 9 hours:
             ENGL 600 Guided Study in Intensive Research
             ENGL 613 Literary Theory and Faith
             ENGL 652 Rhetorical Theory and Praxis

         2. Literature Track, 9 hours:
             ENGL 620 Literary Research Methods and Publication
             ENGL 631 Contexts: Studies in a Single Author
             ENGL 633 Connections: Studies in a Literary Period

         3. Discourse Studies, 0-9 hours:
             ENGL 530 Advanced English Grammar
             ENGL 532 Introduction to Linguistics
             ENGL 622 Rhetoric and Belief
             ENGL 623 Discourse Theory
             ENGL 624 Non-Traditional Rhetoric

         4. Writing, 0-6 hours:
             ENGL 520 Creative Nonfiction Workshop
             ENGL 522 Fiction Workshop
             ENGL 523 Poetry Workshop

         5. General Literature, 0-9 hours:
             ENGL 571 Literature and Belief
             ENGL 576 Fiction
             ENGL 577 Drama
             ENGL 578 Poetry
             ENGL 615 World Literature

         6. American literature, 6-12 hours:
             ENGL 562 American Literature to 1860
             ENGL 563 American Literature after 1860
             ENGL 564 American Novel
             ENGL 570 Multicultural Literature
             ENGL 610 Studies in American Literature (may be
             repeated up to 9 hours)

*3 hours may be fulfilled by ENGL 631 when the author is from
  American literature.

         7. British literature to 1789, 3-12 hours:*
             ENGL 581 Medieval British Literature
             ENGL 583 Shakespeare
             ENGL 584 17th-Century British Literature
             ENGL 612 Studies in British Literature (may be
             repeated up to 9 hours)

*3 hours may be fulfilled by ENGL 631 when the author is
  from British literature before 1789.

         8. British literature after 1789, 3-12 hours:
             ENGL 595 18th Century British Literature
             ENGL 596 19th Century British Literature
             ENGL 597 20th Century British Literature
             ENGL 612 Studies in British Literature

*3 hours may be fulfilled by ENGL 631 when the author is from
  British literature after 1789.

         9. Support field, 0-6 hours

       10. Thesis credits, 0-6 hours (optional)

       11. Comprehensive Exams

Application Deadline:
Fall 2014
  • August 15, 2014

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