Creative Writing, M.F.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 (Fiction) - 48 Credits


MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction

Four workshop classes in major genre (12 credits)
ENG 502: Prose Fiction Writing I - 3 credits
ENG 503: Prose Fiction Writing II (note: this course may be repeated for credit) - 3 credits

One workshop class in minor genre (3 Credits)
ENG 402: Advanced Poetry Writing - 3 credits
ENG 506: The Writing of Poetry I - 3 credits
ENG 507: The Writing of Poetry II (note: this course may be repeated for credit) - 3 credits

Five classes in literature or literary theory (15 credits):
ENG 508: Contemporary Critical Theory - 3 credits
ENG 509: Contemporary Poetic Theory - 3 credits
ENG 511: Love and the Body in Medieval Consciousness - 3 credits
ENG 512: Literature of the Anglo-Saxons - 3 credits
ENG 514: English Medieval Literature - 3 credits
ENG 515: Writing the Novel I - 3 credits
ENG 516: Writing the Novel II - 3 credits
ENG 517: Research Methods - 3 credits
ENG 521: Feminist Theory and Literary Criticism - 3 credits
ENG 522: Wright, Ellison, and Baldwin - 3 credits
ENG 523: Contemporary African American Literature - 3 credits
ENG 524: The Harlem Renaissance - 3 credits
ENG 525: 17th Century Poetry - 3 credits
ENG 529: African American Rhetorical Theory - 3 credits
ENG 531: Feminist Rhetorical Theory - 3 credits
ENG 536: Early Victorians: 1837-1870 - 3 credits
ENG 537: Later Victorians: 1870-1914 - 3 credits
ENG 538: Victorian Novel - 3 credits
ENG 540: Classical Drama - 3 credits
ENG 542: Shakespeare - 3 credits
ENG 548: Modern and Contemporary Drama - 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 - 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 570: The Epic - 3 credits
ENG 571: Myth and the Contemporary Hero - 3 credits
ENG 572: The Short Story - 3 credits
ENG 576: Comparative Study of the 19th Century Novel - 3 credits
ENG 578: Comparative Study of the 20th Century Novel - 3 credits
ENG 579: Comparative Studies of the Essay - 3 credits
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 586: Seminar in American Literature - 3 credits
ENG 587: Seminar in British Literature - 3 credits
ENG 588: Seminar in Comparative Literature - 3 credits
ENG 597: Graduate Internship in Teaching Writing (note: this course may be repeated for credit) - 3 credits
ENG 600: Independent Study and Research (provided the subject is literature and/or theory) - 3 credits

Electives (12 Credits)
Minimum of 6 in the English Department 
(Note: all courses listed above may also satisfy this requirement) 
ENG 504: The Teaching of Writing - 3 credits
ENG 505: Applied English Linguistics - 3 credits
ENG 506: The Writing of Poetry I - 3 credits
ENG 507: The Writing of Poetry II - 3 credits
ENG 510: History of the English Language - 3 credits
ENG 518: Philosophy of Composition - 3 credits
ENG 519: Teaching College Writing - 3 credits
ENG 585: Special Topics in Composition/Rhetoric - 3 credits

Thesis: book-length manuscript of original fiction (6 Credits)
ENG 590: English Thesis - 3 credits 

Note: six credits of undergraduate courses in the 300- and 400-level (ENG 402 among them) may be applied to the MFA requirements.

Program Sequence (Poetry) - 48 Credits


MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry

Four workshop classes in major genre (12 credits)
ENG 506: The Writing of Poetry I - 3 credits
ENG 507: The Writing of Poetry II (note: this course may be repeated for credits)

One workshop class in minor genre (3 Credits)
ENG 406: Advanced Fiction Writing - 3 credits
ENG 502: Prose Fiction Writing I - 3 credits
ENG 503: Prose Fiction Writing II - 3 credits

Five classes in literature or literary theory (15 credits)
ENG 508: Contemporary Critical Theory - 3 credits
ENG 509: Contemporary Poetic Theory - 3 credits
ENG 511: Love and the Body in Medieval Consciousness - 3 credits
ENG 512: Literature of the Anglo-Saxons - 3 credits
ENG 514: English Medieval Literature - 3 credits
ENG 515: Writing the Novel I - 3 credits
ENG 516: Writing the Novel II - 3 credits
ENG 517: Research Methods - 3 credits
ENG 521: Feminist Theory and Literary Criticism - 3 credits
ENG 522: Wright, Ellison, and Baldwin - 3 credits
ENG 523: Contemporary African American Literature - 3 credits
ENG 524: The Harlem Renaissance - 3 credits
ENG 525: 17th Century Poetry - 3 credits
ENG 529: African American Rhetorical Theory - 3 credits
ENG 531: Feminist Rhetorical Theory - 3 credits
ENG 536: Early Victorians: 1837-1870 - 3 credits
ENG 537: Later Victorians: 1870-1914 - 3 credits
ENG 538: Victorian Novel - 3 credits
ENG 540: Classical Drama - 3 credits
ENG 542: Shakespeare - 3 credits
ENG 548: Modern and Contemporary Drama - 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 - 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 570: The Epic - 3 credits
ENG 571: Myth and the Contemporary Hero - 3 credits
ENG 572: The Short Story - 3 credits
ENG 576: Comparative Study of the 19th Century Novel - 3 credits
ENG 578: Comparative Study of the 20th Century Novel - 3 credits
ENG 579: Comparative Studies of the Essay - 3 credits
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 586: Seminar in American Literature - 3 credits
ENG 587: Seminar in British Literature - 3 credits
ENG 588: Seminar in Comparative Literature - 3 credits
ENG 597: Graduate Internship in Teaching Writing (note: this course may be repeated for credit) - 3 credits
ENG 600: Independent Study and Research (provided the subject is literature and/or theory) - 3 credits

Electives (12 Credits)
Minimum of 6 in the English Department
(Note: all courses listed above, in addition to those listed immediately below, may be used as elective credits):
ENG 502: Prose Fiction Writing I - 3 credits
ENG 503: Prose Fiction Writing II - 3 credits
ENG 504: The Teacher of Writing - 3 credits
ENG 505: Applied English Linguistics - 3 credits
ENG 510: History of the English Language - 3 credits
ENG 518: Philosophy of Composition - 3 credits
ENG 519: Teaching College Writing - 3 credits
ENG 585: Special Topics in Composition/Rhetoric - 3 credits

Thesis: book-length manuscript of original fiction (6 Credits)
ENG 590: English Thesis - 3 credits 

Note: six credits of undergraduate courses in the 300- and 400-level (ENG 402 among them) may be applied to the MFA requirements.