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MA-Lit Program Requirement Checklist

Master of Arts in English, Literature


Name _________________________________

Advisor ________________________________




A. Core Courses (6 s.h.)both courses are required  Grade
ENGL 674 Bibliographic Methods
ENGL 676 Critical Approaches to Literature
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B. Period Courses (12 s.h.)all four courses are required 
ENGL 761 Topics in American Literature Before 1870
ENGL 762 Topics in American Literature After 1870
ENGL 763 Topics in British Literature Before 1660
ENGL 764 Topics in British Literature After 1660
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C. Courses in Approaches to the Literary Canon (3 s.h.) choose one course
ENGL 766 Topics in Comparative Literature
ENGL 771 Topics in Postmodern Literature
ENGL 772 Topics in Women's Literature
ENGL 773 Topics in American or British Minority Literatures
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D. Literature Electives (9 s.h.)choose three courses 
ENGL 760 Teaching College Literature
ENGL 765 Topics in Literature as Genre
ENGL 766 Topics in Comparative Literature
ENGL 771 Topics in Postmodern Literature
ENGL 772 Topics in Women's Literature
ENGL 773 Topics in American or British Minority Literatures
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E. Open Electives Choose (6 s.h.) — choose two courses 

Six semester hours approved by the director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism from other graduate courses in Literature, courses in Composition and TESOL, or courses outside of the department in related and appropriate fields. With the approval of a thesis advisor, a student may, as a part of this requirement, register for from one to six hours of ENGL 850, Thesis.

Elective 1 ______________________________________________

Elective 2 ______________________________________________

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Total Course Credit Hours: 30

Course Descriptions
General English course descriptions are available from the Graduate Catalog.

Course Details and Schedules
Specific course offerings by semester are available from the Graduate Office for Literature and Criticism and Composition and TESOL. You may register for classes online through MyIUP.

  • English Graduate Programs
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    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2263
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