The Master of Arts in English, Plan B, 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 2019
|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||3|
|E 610||Literature Program Colloquium||1|
|E 698||Research Project||3|
|Pre-20th century literature course2||3|
|Program Total Credits:||34|
A minimum of 34 credits are required to complete this program.
The out-of-department course should be 300-level or above. Students with an undergraduate major other than English may waive this requirement and select an additional 3 credits of elective courses instead.
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 master's 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 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.
- 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.
- Both international students and students holding a GTA need to maintain 9 credit hours per semester.