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English (M.A.)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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  1. Required Courses in the Major (3 hrs)

    Complete the following:
    • ENG 6058 Literature, Language, and Society (3)
    • ENG 6966 Master's Comprehensive Exam (0)

  2. Electives in the Major (30 hrs)
    At least one of these electives must cover a period of literature or literary studies prior to 1900 (*), and at least one must cover a period of literature or literary studies after 1900 (**).

    Complete 6 hours of the following:
    • AML 6017 Studies in the Literature of the US before 1900* (3)
    • AML 6027 Studies in the Literature of the US after 1900** (3)
    • AML 6268 Regional US Literature (3)
    • AML 6305 Major US Authors (3)
    • AML 6930 Special Topics in the Literature and Culture of the US (3)

    Complete 6 hours of the following:
    • ENL 6305 Major British Authors (3)
    • ENL 6335 Studies in Shakespeare (3)
    • ENL 6507 Studies in British Literature before 1900* (3)
    • ENL 6508 Studies in British Literature after 1900** (3)
    • ENL 6930 Special Topics in British Literature (3)

    Complete 6 hours of the following:
    • LIT 6066 Studies in Comparative Literature (3)
    • LIT 6096 Studies in Contemporary Literature** (3)
    • LIT 6406 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Literature (3)
    • LIT 6411 Seminar in Environmental Philosophy (3)
    • LIT 6436 Seminar in Environmental Literature (3)
    • LIT 6806 Literature as Cultural Study (3)
    • LIT 6930 Special Topics in Literary Study (3)

    Complete 12 hours of the following:
    • AML 6907 Directed Individual Study (3)
    • AML 6910 Directed Research (3)
    • CRW 6907 Directed Individual Study (3)
    • CRW 6910 Directed Research (3)
    • CRW 6930 Special Topics in Creative Writing (3)
    • ENC 6317 Article and Essay Workshop (3)
    • ENC 6930 Special Topics in Expository Writing (3)
    • ENG 6745 Seminar in Composition Pedagogy+ (3)
    • ENG 6971 Thesis (1-3)
    • ENG 6940 English Masters Internship (1-6)
    • ENL 6907 Directed Individual Study (3)
    • ENL 6910 Directed Research (3)
    • LIT 6907 Directed Individual Study (3)
    • LIT 6910 Directed Research (3)
    • Any additional AML, ENL, or LIT course numbered 5000 or higher not being used to fulfill the Electives in the Major above.
    • Up to six credits chosen from other departments with written approval of the English Graduate Studies Coordinator.

      +Composition Teaching Assistants must complete this course prior to receiving a teaching assignment.
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 33 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • All students must pass the comprehensive examination to complete program requirements. A master’s thesis is optional.
  • A minimum of 33 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Each course for this program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Successful completion of all policies and procedures outlined in the English Program Graduate Student Handbook.
  • Submit an application to graduate to CAS Advising by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

A maximum of 9 credits of course work may be transferred from other institutions, subject to approval of the English Graduate Studies Coordinator.