Composition and Literature Program Requirements

The courses offered in the Composition and Literature MA at IUP prepare students to excel in a variety of career choices, particularly teaching at the community-college level, or doctoral work. All classes in the Composition and Literature MA are offered in a traditional course format.

Composition and Literature MA Checklist

Total Credit Hours: 30

Below are the required courses for the Composition and Literature MA:

Theory and Methods Courses (9cr)

ENGL 632: Composition Theory and Practice
ENGL 674: Research Trends in English
ENGL 676: Critical Approaches to Literature

Pedagogy and Praxis Courses (6cr)

Choose two

ENGL 518: Adolescent Literature
ENGL 614: Critical Pedagogy
ENGL 730: Teaching Writing
ENGL 757: Digital Composition, Literature, and Pedagogy
ENGL 760: Teaching College Literature

Literature Electives (6cr)

Choose Two

ENGL 757: Digital Composition, Literature, and Pedagogy
ENGL 760: Teaching College Literature
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
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 Literature

Composition Electives (6cr)

Choose Two

ENGL 614: Critical Pedagogy
ENGL 705: Language and Social Context
ENGL 730: Teaching Writing
ENGL 705: Language and Social Context
ENGL 734: Linguistics and the English Teacher
ENGL 742: Cross-Cultural Communication
ENGL 754: World Englishes in Composition and Applied Linguistics
ENGL 767: Research on Writing Centers and Writing Program Administration

Capstone (3cr)

ENGL 753: Literature as a Profession
OR
ENGL 698: Internship (for Ed option)

Additional Optional Credits (3cr)

ENGL 795: Thesis

Noncredit Requirements:

  • Proof of attendance at six professionalizing events
  • Minimum TOEFL (or equivalent) score of 560

For general English course descriptions, please review the Graduate Catalog. For other related program information, please consult the Composition and Literature MA Handbook.

 

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