Graduate School Policies and Procedures apply to this program
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Program Director: Gillian Silverman
The English Studies graduate program provides a strong foundation in primary knowledge areas, including history of the English language, the major genres and the theory of genre, approaches to literacy, and the impact of technology on reading and writing. The program invites MA candidates to build on this foundation by developing an expertise in teaching, and by expanding their content knowledge with courses in rhetoric, literature, film, and applied linguistics..
Contact the graduate program director for more information on this program.
These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their program advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- Students must complete a minimum of 30 ENGL credit hours.
- Students must complete all courses at the graduate (5000 and above) level.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete a minimum of 21 ENGL credits with CU Denver faculty,
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.
- All courses must be completed in the ENGL subject code
- Students must complete all required coursework satisfactorily.
- Students must demonstrate fourth-semester proficiency in a second language. Old English or Latin will also satisfy this requirement.
- Compliance with all graduate school policies and requirements is required.
- Graduate students may only count 6 credit hours of Independent Study toward the English MA degree.
- Candidate for Degree: Graduate students must be registered for at least one credit hour during the semester that they graduate. Those who have completed all required courses and requirements may register for CAND 5940 Candidate for Degree section 900.
- Teaching Assistantships: Graduate students who receive a teaching assistantship must take ENGL 5913 Practicum in Language and Rhetoric in the fall during their first semester as a teaching assistant. ENGL 5913 Practicum in Language and Rhetoric may also be counted as an elective.
|Take the following||15|
|ENGL 5100||Introduction to Graduate Studies||3|
|ENGL 5135||English Language Study||3|
|ENGL 5145||Theory (Literary and Rhetorical Theory)||3|
|ENGL 5155||Genres of Writing||3|
|ENGL 5165||Literacy and Technology||3|
|Take 12 graduate level credit hours.||12|
|Students may choose to concentrate English graduate courses in a particular area of study that meets the student’s goals in the program.|
|ENGL 5000||Studies of Major Authors||3|
|ENGL 5001||Special Topics||1-6|
|ENGL 5080||History of the English Language||3|
|ENGL 5093||Teaching of Writing||3|
|ENGL 5110||Denver Writing Project||3-9|
|ENGL 5120||Denver Writing Project Advanced Institute||1|
|ENGL 5150||Research Methods||3|
|ENGL 5166||History of American Poetry||3|
|ENGL 5171||Language Theory||3|
|ENGL 5175||Writing in the Sciences||3|
|ENGL 5177||Technical Editing||3|
|ENGL 5190||Advanced Topics in Writing & Digital Studies||3|
|ENGL 5200||Survey of the English Novel to 1900||3|
|ENGL 5210||History of the English Novel II||3|
|ENGL 5220||African-American Literature||3|
|ENGL 5230||The American Novel||3|
|ENGL 5236||The American Short Story||3|
|ENGL 5240||Topics In Contemporary American Literature||3|
|ENGL 5250||Twentieth Century Fiction||3|
|ENGL 5280||Proposal and Grant Writing||3|
|ENGL 5300||History of British Drama||3|
|ENGL 5306||Survey of Feminist Thought||3|
|ENGL 5308||Contemporary Feminist Thought||3|
|ENGL 5320||History of Poetry in English||3|
|ENGL 5350||History of American Drama||3|
|ENGL 5400||Old English I||3|
|ENGL 5410||Old English II: Beowulf||3|
|ENGL 5420||Film Theory and Criticism||3|
|ENGL 5460||Contemporary World Literature||3|
|ENGL 5500||Medieval Literature||3|
|ENGL 5510||Whores and Saints: Medieval Women||3|
|ENGL 5520||English Renaissance||3|
|ENGL 5540||Restoration and the 18th Century||3|
|ENGL 5560||English Romanticism||3|
|ENGL 5580||The Victorian Age||3|
|ENGL 5601||Principles and Practices of Second Language Acquisition||3|
|ENGL 5610||Narrative: Form and Theory||3|
|ENGL 5650||American Literature to the Civil War||3|
|ENGL 5651||Second Language Writing||3|
|ENGL 5655||American Literature: Civil War to the Cold War||3|
|ENGL 5735||Philosophy and Literature||3|
|ENGL 5745||Humanistic Writing About Medicine and Biology||3|
|ENGL 5755||Illness & Disability Narrative||3|
|ENGL 5770||Topics in English: Film and Literature||3|
|ENGL 5840||Independent Study: ENGL||1-3|
|ENGL 5880||Directed Research||1-6|
Thesis or Portfolio Exam
|Take the following||3-6|
|ENGL 6950||Master's Thesis (Students must consult with and submit a proposal to the graduate committee for approval. )||4-6|
|ENGL 6970||Portfolio Exam||3|
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