College of Arts & Sciences

Masters in English Curriculum

All students pursuing the Master of Arts in English will complete a 12-credit "Hub" of core requirements. Students can then choose to pursue one of two "Spokes," depending upon their interests and goals. The Literature Spoke is intended for students who plan to go on to a doctoral program or whose primary interest is in continuing literary study. The Writing Spoke is designed for students who plan to teach English at the secondary level, are already teaching, or plan to pursue a career involving advanced writing skills.  The Creative Writing Spoke is designed for students who are interested in becoming writers, teaching creative writing, or hoping to pursue an MFA or a PhD in creative writing.

Hub (12 credits)

ENGL 6010
Introduction to Literary Research
 
6000-level American literature elective
 
6000-level
British literature elective
 
ENGL 7011
Studies in Criticism
 

Literature Spoke (18 credits)

  choose one from the following:
 
ENGL 6411
The Art and Craft of Writing
 
ENGL 6412
Modern Rhetoric and Writing
 
ENGL 6413
The Art of Creative Writing
 
ENGL 6414
Scientific and Technical Writing
 
ENGL 6415
Composition Theory and Practice
 
ENGL 6420
Linguistic History of English
 
ENGL 6421 Non-Fiction Workshop  
  plus:  

Three literature electives  
7000-level 
Seminar
7000-level Seminar
 
ENGL 7010
Master's Thesis
 

Writing Spoke (18 credits)


choose three from the following:
 
ENGL 6411
Poetry Workshop  
ENGL 6412
Modern Rhetoric and Writing  
ENGL 6413
Fiction Workshop  
ENGL 6414
Scientific and Technical Writing  
ENGL 6415
Composition Theory and Practice  
ENGL 6420
Linguistic History of English  
ENGL 6421 Non-Fiction Workshop  
   plus:  
Two literature electives  
7000-level 7000-level Seminar   
or Students may elect to take ENGL 7010, Master's Thesis, with departmental approval   

Creative Writing Spoke (18 credits)

ENGL 7410 Advanced Creative Workshop  
  Choose two from the following:  
ENGL 6411 Poetry Workshop  
ENGL 6413 Fiction Workshop  
ENGL 6421 Non-Fiction Workshop  
plus:  
  Three literature electives  
  One literature elective at the 7000-level  
  Two literature electives at the 6000-level or 7000-level  
     

In addition to the 30 credits required for the MA in English Degree, all students holding Teaching Assistantships must enroll in ENGL 6513 Composition for Teachers in the first semester of their appointment.

Director of Graduate Studies
Angela Weisl, Ph.D.

(973) 275-5889
angela.weisl@shu.edu
Fahy Hall, 362

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