Dec 02, 2020  
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, M.A.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

Program Requirements 30 hrs.


Required M.A. Course


Other Required Courses


Students choose an area of study in one of the following: British Literature, American Literature or English Education.

Electives


* ENGL 621 , ENGL 663 , ENGL 502 , ENGL 563  may be replaced by an elective if an undergraduate equivalent was completed with a grade of “B” or higher.

Written Examination Required of Both Degrees


The written examination will be administered by the director of the candidate’s thesis/examination committee. For Master of Arts candidates, the members of the examination committee may be different from the members of the thesis committee, with the exception of the thesis director. The examination areas will be determined in consultation between the candidate and the examination committee members, drawing upon the candidate’s program of study. The examination will consist of three essay questions, one submitted by each member of the candidate’s committee. The candidate will choose the format of the examination (closed-book, with two hours for each question or open-book, with 48 hours for the entire examination). The examination must be completed at least two weeks prior to graduation. Comprehensive exam defense forms must be requested at least five days in advance of the examination date.

Additional Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree


Language Proficiency


The candidate must meet a foreign language reading proficiency requirement. This may be accomplished in one of three ways: (1) completion, with a grade of “B” or above, of 12 semester hours in a foreign language no earlier than five years before admission to graduate studies; (2) completion, with a grade of “B” or above, of French 210, German 210 or Spanish 202 or the equivalent course no earlier than five years before admission to graduate studies; or (3) passing a reading proficiency exam, administered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, on material chosen by the foreign language examiner in consultation with the candidate’s thesis director. The requirement must be completed at least two weeks prior to graduation. Forms are located in the Graduate College office.

Thesis Proposal Examination


The candidate will submit a Thesis Proposal Defense form, including a narrative statement, to his or her committee before registering for thesis hours. The committee will meet with the candidate to review the proposal and to suggest changes; the proposal, including any revisions, must be approved by the committee before submission of the Request for Thesis Advisory Committee form to the Graduate College. The thesis proposal must be approved, and the Request for Thesis Advisory Committee form signed by the committee, no later than the end of the first week of the semester in which the candidate intends to register for thesis hours.

Thesis


The thesis will be written under the supervision of the candidate’s committee. The committee must approve the thesis.

Oral Thesis Examination


After the thesis has been completed but prior to its submission to the office of the dean of the Graduate College, the committee will meet with the candidate for an oral examination of one hour on the topic of the thesis. The examination must occur at least two weeks prior to graduation.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs