Master’s Papers grow out of work completed for a course or undertaken as an independent study. Intensive study of a theme, form, period, theory or theorist, writer or group of writers, or issue in rhetoric, writing, and culture. The degree culminates in the oral defense of the polished Master’s Paper (ca. front matter and bibliography) by the MA candidate and administered by the student’s supervisory committee.
You will gain practical experience in working with and for others. Study of British writers of the 16th and 17th centuries.
You may also discover new strengths about yourself and uncover areas that need improvement.
Courses in this category may be at the 600-, 700-, or 800-level. Requirements all Graduate Students All information is tentative, subject to revision, and dependent upon faculty availability, funding, and enrollment.
Note that students with no background in English studies must include courses in literature and linguistics in their plan of study and that topics and studies courses may be repeated. Experiential Learning, 6 Credits (see guidelines below)Teaching Mentorship (0-6 credits); may be take twice but total may not exceed 6 credits. Field-oriented supervised learning activities outside the college classroom that include a preplanned assessment of the experience, registration during the term the experience is conducted, and post evaluation with the instructor. See above for degree requirements and follow this link for semester specific offerings. Primary goal: Students will learn and practice using specific strategies for writing clear, correct, and audience-appropriate academic documents. This web-based class will provide in-depth study of major new media theorists and require students to consider the research and teaching implications of new media for the humanities and social sciences.
Foreign Language Proficiency Master’s students need to demonstrate intermediate (200-level or 2nd year) competency in one foreign language by the time the program of study is completed.
Master's Paper Prospectus Students are required to submit and defend a prospectus after they have formed a supervisory committee and before they formally begin to write their Master’s Paper. The study of the history of writing instruction from antiquity to the present, with emphasis on relevance of writing instruction. Note that students need to be enrolled continuously for a minimum of 1 credit while working on their Master’s Paper. Study of designs and basic statistics for writing research; analysis of current research; and a research project in composition. For more information, consult the MA Planning Worksheet, speak to your advisor, or contact the Director of Graduate Studies. Ph D Core, 12 Credits English 760: Graduate Scholarship English 755: Composition Theory English 762: Critical Theory English 756: Composition Research B. Students work with faculty to read theory and co-teach 200, 300, or 400 level class. Pre-arranged study at accredited foreign institutions or in approved study abroad programs. First Semester(unless recommended otherwise by academic advisor and approved by the Graduate Studies Director)Rhetoric/Writing Studies/Linguistics All information is tentative, subject to revision, and dependent upon faculty availability, funding, and enrollment. In addition, they will investigate writing expectations and analyze academic writing in their own discipline. English 752: Tools for Academic Writing: Writing Your Manuscript 1 credit/full semester. Internship (0-6 credits); may be taken twice but total may not exceed 6 credits. Study of major British writers from the French Revolution to the coronation of Queen Victoria. Prerequisite Sophomore standing and prior approval by major department. See above for degree requirements and follow this link for semester specific offerings. Semester-long intensive academic writing with extensive individualized feedback. Dissertation, 15 Credits (English 899)The dissertation proposal concludes the comprehensive exams and precedes formal work on the dissertation. Check with the instructor, your advisor, and the graduate program coordinator before you register. The supervisory committee is comprised of the three members of the exam committee, plus a Graduate School Representative (GSR) from outside the department. On rare occasions the Graduate Director, in consultation with the English Department Chair/Head, will approve a teaching mentorship with a Senior Lecturer or a member of another department in a related discipline, if graduate faculty status can be established for the duration of the course work.b) *ENGL 794/894 Internship (0-6 credits)Course designed to provide practical participation under professional supervision in selected situations to gain experience in the application of concepts, principles, and theories related to the student's area of specialization. Course Creation Form: ENGL 7-894 Internship Directed study allowing an individual student under graduate faculty supervision to undertake selected, independent work in topics of special interest or a limited experience in research on campus. c) *ENGL 795/895 Field Experience (0-3 credits)Field-oriented supervised learning activities outside the college classroom that include a preplanned assessment of the experience, registration during the term the experience is conducted, and post evaluation with the instructor. Principles of American literary realism as exhibited in the major works of Howells, James, Twain, Crane, Chopin, Gilman, Norris, Wharton, Dreiser, and others. Pedagogy, 3 Credits Students select, in consultation with their advisor, at least one of the following pedagogy courses. English 764: Classroom strategies for TAs*English 765: UDW - Pedagogy, Practice, and Technology English 766: Teaching Literature D. The study and critique of the rhetorics of science and technology, informed by rhetorical theory and by the philosophy of and the social studies of science and technology.