The Literature Specialization is designed to facilitate the intellectual growth of passionate teachers, insightful scholars, and engaged public citizens. Graduates have gone on to highly-ranked Ph.D. programs, publishing houses, and careers in the non-profit sector; whatever your aspirations, the training you receive at CSU will prepare you for a more vibrant future.
Effective Fall 2011
|E 600A||Research Methods/Theory: Literary Scholarship||3|
|E 615||Reading Literature-Recent Theories||3|
|E 635||Critical Studies in Literature and Culture||3|
|One course from outside the English department1,2||3|
|Pre-20th century literature course3||3|
|E 695||Independent Study||2|
A minimum of 35 credits are required to complete this program.
Students with an undergraduate major other than English may waive this requirement and select an additional 3 credits of elective courses instead.
Up to 9 credit hours outside the department allowed at the 300-level or above only.
One course in pre-20th century literature is required at the 500-level or above. Select course in consultation with advisor.
In addition to required coursework, the following is required:
- Pass an oral defense of the final project.
- Courses used to complete another degree cannot be counted toward the Masters degree.
- A minimum of 24 credits applied to an M.A. degree must be earned at CSU. Of these, at least 21 must be earned after admission to the program.
- Graduate courses taken at CSU prior to admission to the Graduate School can be applied to an M.A. degree if the grade earned is B or higher.
- At least 16 credits earned at CSU and applied to an M.A. degree must be at the 500-level or above; of these credits, at least 12 must be in “regular” courses. English courses considered to be other than “regular” include E 684A, E 684B, E 684C, E 684D, E 684E, E 687A, E 687B, E 687C, E 687E, E 687H, E 687I, E 687J, E 687K, E 687L, E 687M, E 694, E 695, E 698, E 699, and any courses graded pass/fail; see the Graduate Bulletin for more detailed information.
- Courses transferred to an M.A. program must have a grade of B or higher and must have a CSU equivalent at the 500-level or higher. Credits used to fulfill requirements for previously earned degrees are not accepted.
- Up to nine credits of coursework for an M.A. degree can come from CSU programs outside the English department. These credits must be at the 300-level or higher. (English Education students in Plan B may count up to 12 credits.)
- A maximum of six credits of E 607A, E 684A, E 684B, E 684C, E 684D, E 684E and E 687A, E 687B, E 687C, E 687E, E 687H, E 687I, E 687J, E 687K, E 687L, E 687M (combined) can count toward an M.A. degree. (PCMI students may take up to seven credits.)
- A maximum of two credits of E 695 or E 698 can count toward an M.A. degree.
- A maximum of two credits of E 695 can count toward an M.A. degree.
- No E 699 credits can count toward a Plan B M.A. degree.
- With the exception of specified courses in the English Education M.A., all courses taken in the English department and applied to an M.A. degree must be taken at the 500-level or above.