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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Writing Workshop:  20 hours

  • All workshops, except for ENG 480, ENG 487, ENG 490, ENG 491, and ENG 497, are reserved for graduate students in the Department of English
Course Title Quarter Hours
Select five from the following:20
ENG 480
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
ENG 484
WRITING WORKSHOP TOPICS (May be repeated with different topics)
ENG 487
TRAVEL WRITING
ENG 490
WRITING FOR MAGAZINES
ENG 491
SCIENCE WRITING
ENG 492
WRITING FICTION
ENG 493
WRITING POETRY
ENG 497
WRITING THE LITERATURE OF FACT

Studies in Language and Style:  4 hours

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one from the following:4
ENG 400
STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH
ENG 402
HISTORY OF ENGLISH PROSE STYLE
ENG 407
LANGUAGE AND STYLE FOR WRITERS
ENG 408
STYLISTICS

Electives in Language, Literature, Publishing and Teaching:  8 hours

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two from the following:8
ENG 401
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENG 426
THE ESSAY: HISTORY, THEORY, PRACTICE
ENG 473
TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING
ENG 474
TEACHING LITERATURE
ENG 476
TOPICS IN GENRE AND FORM (Variable)
ENG 477
TOPICS IN PUBLISHING (Variable)
ENG 478
TOPICS IN TEACHING (Variable)
ENG 496
TOPICS IN EDITING (May be repeated with a different topic)
Any courses in “Studies in Language and Style” category (above) if not used to satisfy the Language & Style category requirement
Any graduate-level courses in literature offered by the English department
Courses from other programs may be substituted only with approval of program director

Open Electives:  16 hours

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four from the following:16
ENG 500
INDEPENDENT STUDY
ENG 509
INTERNSHIP
Any graduate-level courses in writing, literature, criticism, publishing, and teaching offered by the English department
Up to two graduate level courses offered by the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Department
Courses from other programs may be substituted only with approval of program director. Note: No more than two courses from outside of the English Department may count toward Open Electives

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