English, M.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/english/programs 

Program Sequence - 30 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Required Courses
ENG 517 – Research Methods – 3 credits

Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Approaches (Select one):
ENG 508 – Contemporary Critical Theory – 3 credits 
ENG 509 - Contemporary Poetic Theory - 3 credits
ENG 521 - Feminist Theory - 3 credits

Early English and Global Literatures (Pre-1700) (choose one)
ENG 510 – History of the Language – 3 credits
ENG 512 – Literature of the Anglo-Saxons – 3 credits
ENG 514 – English Medieval Literature – 3 credits
ENG 525 – 17th Century Poetry – 3 credits
ENG 542 – Shakespeare – 3 credits
ENG 552 – English Renaissance – 3 credits
ENG 580 – Chaucer – 3 credits
ENG 581 - Medieval Women in Literature - 3 credits
ENG 583 – Arthurian Legend – 3 credits
ENG 587 – Seminar (when topic is pre-1500 English Literature not in translation) – 3 credits 

British Literature (choose one)
ENG 512 - Literature of the Anglo Saxon - 3 credits
ENG 514 - English Medieval Literature - 3 credits
ENG 525 - 17th Century Poetry - 3 credits
ENG 535 - Victorian Poetry - 3 credits
ENG 536 - Early Victorians - 3 credits
ENG 537 - Later Victorians - 3 credits
ENG 538 - Victorian Novel - 3 credits
ENG 542 - Shakespeare - 3 credits
ENG 552 - English Renaissance - 3 credits
ENG 555 - The 18th Century: Age of Satire - 3 credits
ENG 557 - Romantic Period - 3 credits
ENG 559 - 20th Century English Literature
ENG 580 - Chaucer - 3 credits
ENG 581 - Medieval Women and Literature - 3 credits
ENG 583 - Arthurian Legend - 3 credits
ENG 584 - Milton - 3 credits
ENG 587 - Seminar (when topic is pre-1500 English Literature not in translation) - 3 credits

American Literature (choose one)
ENG 522 - Wright, Ellison, and Baldwin - 3 credits
ENG 523 - Contemporary African American Literature - 3 credits
ENG 524 - The Harlem Renaissance - 3 credits
ENG 560 - 20th Century American Drama - 3 credits
ENG 562 - The American Novel Before 1850 - 3 credits
ENG 564 - Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville - 3 credits
ENG 565 - Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman - 3 credits
ENG 566 - 20th Century American Poets - 3 credits
ENG 567 - Mark Twain, Howells, and James - 3 credits
ENG 568 - American Novel: 1900-1945 - 3 credits
ENG 569 - American Novel Since 1945 - 3 credits
ENG 586 - Seminar in American Literature - 3 credits 

Electives (upon advisement)
9 Graduate credits in any area of English

Capstone (choose one)
Comprehensive Exam and two electives in any area of English Study – 6 credits
or
Thesis ENG 590 (mandatory for Creative Writing Specialization) - 6 credits
Thesis students should choose courses with care so that they have a background in the area of their thesis.

Specialization (Optional – replaces 9 elective credits)
African American Literature (students substitute 9 credits in African American Literature)