Requirements

Degree Requirements (72 units)

Fiction Concentration (72 units)

  1. ENG 507. Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
  2. ENG 513. Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres (4) (may be repeated as topics change)
  3. ENG 608. M.F.A. Workshop in Fiction (4) Must be completed in each of the six quarters of the program, for a total of (24)
  4. ENG 621. Approaches to Imaginative Writing (4)
  5. ENG 622. Creative Writers on Writing (4)
  6. ENG 688. Master's Project Seminar in Fiction (4) (Must be completed Fall and Winter quarters of the second year of the program, for a total of (8)
    • Students must complete either the Teaching Focus or the Literature Focus for a total of twenty-four units.
    • Courses completed for the B.A. degree may not be counted towards the M.F.A. Students must take additional courses, in consultation with their advisor, toward their M.F.A. degree for a total of 72 units.

Teaching Focus

  • 7. ENG 612. Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory (4)
  • 8. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ENG 510. English in the Secondary Classroom (4)
    • ENG 511. Creative Writing in the Secondary Classroom (4)
    • ENG 626 . TESL Methods and Materials for Reading and Writing (4)
    • ENG 630. Writing Center Studies (4)
    • ENG 657. Sites of Praxis (4)
    • ENG 658. Computers and Writing: Literacy and Technology (4)
    • ENG 660. Issues in Teaching College Composition (4)
    • ENG 670. Creative Writing Internship (4)
  • 9. Electives (8 units).
    • Electives must be approved in advance by the M.F.A. coordinators. Four units of electives can be outside of the English Department.

Literature Focus

  • 7. ENG 600. Critical Approaches to Literature (4)
  • 8. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ENG 515. Senior Seminar in Literature (4) (may be repeated as topics change)
    • ENG 542A. Literary Production (4)
    • ENG 542B. Literary Production (4)
    • ENG 601. Seminar in Poetry (4)
    • ENG 602. Seminar in Dramatic Literature for Stage and Film (4)
    • ENG 603. Seminar in Fiction (4)
    • ENG 604. Seminar in Nonfiction Prose (4)
    • ENG 651. Seminar in a Literary Topic (4)
    • ENG 670. Creative Writing Internship (4)
  • 9. Electives (8 units).
    • Four units of electives can be outside of the English Department. Electives must be approved in advance by the M.F.A. coordinators.

Poetry Concentration (72 units)

  1. ENG 508. Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
  2. ENG 513. Advanced Creative Writing in Specialized Genres (4) (may be repeated as topics change)
  3. ENG 607. M.F.A. workshop in Poetry (4) Must be completed in each of the six quarters of the program, for a total of (24)
  4. ENG 621. Approaches to Imaginative Writing (4)
  5. ENG 622. Creative Writers on Writing (4)
  6. ENG 687. Master's Project Seminar in Poetry (4) Must be completed Fall and Winter quarters of the second year of the program, for a total of (8)
    • Students must complete either the Teaching Focus or the Literature Focus for a total of twenty-four units.
    • Courses completed for the B.A. degree may not be counted towards the M.F.A. Students must take additional courses, in consultation with their advisor, toward their M.F.A. degree for a total of 72 units.

Teaching Focus

  • 7. ENG 612. Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory (4)
  • 8. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ENG 510. English in the Secondary Classroom (4)
    • ENG 511. Creative Writing in the Secondary Classroom (4)
    • ENG 626. TESL Methods and Materials for Reading and Writing (4)
    • ENG 630. Writing Center Studies (4)
    • ENG 657. Sites of Praxis (4)
    • ENG 658. Computers and Writing: Literacy and Technology (4)
    • ENG 660. Issues in Teaching College Composition (4)
    • ENG 670. Creative Writing Internship (4)
  • 9. Electives (8 units).
    • Electives must be approved in advance by the M.F.A. coordinators. Four units of electives can be outside of the English Department.

Literature Focus

  • 7. ENG 600. Critical Approaches to Literature (4)
  • 8. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ENG 515. Senior Seminar in Literature (4) (may be repeated as topics change)
    • ENG 542A. Literary Production (4)
    • ENG 542B. Literary Production (4)
    • ENG 601. Seminar in Poetry (4)
    • ENG 602. Seminar in Dramatic Literature for Stage and Film (4)
    • ENG 603. Seminar in Fiction (4)
    • ENG 604. Seminar in Nonfiction Prose (4)
    • ENG 651. Seminar in a Literary Topic (4)
    • ENG 670. Creative Writing Internship (4)
  • 9. Electives (8 units).
    • Four units of electives can be outside of the English Department. Electives must be approved in advance by the M.F.A. coordinators.

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