M.A. English – Curriculum

M.A. English students take twelve courses: nine required courses (36 units) and three electives (12 units). While the graduate program does not offer graduate courses in the summer, students who plan their programs of study carefully can complete their coursework, meet the foreign language requirement, and pass the M.A. exam in two years.
 

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title
ENGL 501 Techniques of Literary Research (4 units)
ENGL 502A Seminar in Historical Critical Analysis & Literary Criticism (4 units)
ENGL 502B Seminar in Contemporary Critical Analysis & Literary Criticism (4 units)
ENGL 503 Graduate Introduction to Linguistics (4 units)
ENGL 505 Seminar in Composition Theory (4 units)
ENGL 511 Seminar in American Literary Periods: variable content course (4 units)
ENGL 512 Seminar in British Literary Periods: variable content course (4 units)

Additional Literature Courses: Two or more graduate literature courses
ENGL 510 Seminar in Authors
ENGL 511 Seminar in U.S. Literature
ENGL 512 Seminar in British Literature
ENGL 513 Seminar in Special Topics

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Students may take two 400-level English literature courses as electives with advance permission from the Program Director and only in the second academic year.

Course Code Course Title
ENGL 510 Seminar in Authors
ENGL 511 Seminar in U.S. Literature
ENGL 512 Seminar in British Literature
ENGL 513 Seminar in Special Topics
ENGL 506 Pedagogical Approaches to Composition:
a requirement for students wishing to teach composition in the second year.

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Courses required for the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate.

Course Code Course Title
ENGL 495 Applied Language Study
ENGL 497 Theories of Language Learning and Teaching
ENGL 498 Approaches to Teaching English as a Second Language Dialect
ENGL 503 Graduate Introduction to Linguistics

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Students who want to take the Single-Subject Credential are required to take ENGL 424: Methods of Teaching English in Secondary Schools (towards the end of their M.A. coursework calendar).
 

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