Requirements

Degree Requirements (48 units)

English Composition Concentration (48 units)

Before enrolling in courses, students should consult the course descriptions for course prerequisites.

  1. ENG 600. Critical Approaches to Literature (4)
  2. ENG 609. Perspectives on Research (4)
  3. ENG 612. Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory (4)
  4. ENG 613. Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 615. Discourse Analysis: Theories and Applications (4)
    • ENG 616. Contrastive Rhetoric (4)
    • ENG 617. Linguistic Pragmatics (4)
    • ENG 618. Stylistics (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 633. The Western Rhetorical Tradition I (4)
    • ENG 634. The Western Rhetorical Tradition II (4)
  7. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ENG 621. Approaches to Imaginative Writing (4)
    • ENG 625. TESL Methods and Materials for Listening and Speaking (4)
    • ENG 626. TESL Methods and Materials for Reading and Writing (4)
    • ENG 630. Writing Center Studies (4)
    • ENG 631. Approaches to Professional Writing (4)
    • ENG 657. Sites of Praxis (4)
    • ENG 658. Computers and Writing: Literacy and Technology (4)
    • ENG 660. Issues in Teaching College Composition (4)
  8. ENG 662. Internship in Composition (2)
  9. ENG 695. Thesis Proposal/Comprehensive Examination Preparation (2)
  10. Electives (4-8 units)

    Students who are completing the Thesis Option under Culminating Experience below must take four units of electives; students completing the Comprehensive Examination option must take eight units of electives. Electives must be approved in advance by the Graduate Coordinator.

  11. Culminating Experience
    • Choose one of the following two options:
    • Thesis Option (4 units)
      1. ENG 699A. Thesis (2)
      2. ENG 699B. Thesis and Research (2)
    • Comprehensive Examination Option (0 units)
      1. ENG 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

English Literature Concentration (48 units)

Before enrolling in courses, students should consult the course descriptions for course prerequisites.

  1. ENG 600. Critical Approaches to Literature (4)
  2. ENG 609. Perspectives on Research (4)
  3. ENG 612. Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 615. Discourse Analysis: Theories and Applications (4)
    • ENG 616. Contrastive Rhetoric (4)
    • ENG 617. Linguistic Pragmatics (4)
    • ENG 618. Stylistics (4)
  5. ENG 621. Approaches to Imaginative Writing (4)
  6. Twelve units chosen from:
    • 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)
  7. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 633. The Western Rhetorical Tradition I (4)
    • ENG 634. The Western Rhetorical Tradition II (4)
  8. ENG 663. Internship in Literature (2)
  9. ENG 695. Thesis Proposal/Comprehensive Examination Preparation (2)
  10. Electives (4-8 units)

    Students who are completing the Thesis Option under Culminating Experience below must take four units of electives; students completing the Comprehensive Examination option must take eight units of electives. Electives must be approved in advance by the Graduate Coordinator.

  11. Culminating Experience
    • Choose one of the following two options:
    • Thesis Option (4 units)
      1. ENG 699A. Thesis (2)
      2. ENG 699B. Thesis and Research (2)
    • Comprehensive Examination Option (0 units)
      1. ENG 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Concentration (48 units)

If TESL concentration students have completed ENG 523 and 524 with grades of "C" or better in their B.A. degree, they must take eight units of graduate-level English electives, approved in advance by the Graduate Coordinator, in lieu of ENG 523 and 524 in the M.A. program.

Before enrolling in courses, students should consult the course descriptions for course prerequisites.

  1. ENG 523. English Grammar II (4)
  2. ENG 524. Sociolinguistics (4)
  3. ENG 609. Perspectives on Research (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 612. Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory (4)
    • ENG 633. The Western Rhetorical Tradition I (4)
    • ENG 634. The Western Rhetorical Tradition II (4)
  5. ENG 615. Discourse Analysis: Theories and Applications (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 616. Contrastive Rhetoric (4)
    • ENG 617. Linguistic Pragmatics (4)
  7. ENG 619. Second Language Acquisition (4)
  8. ENG 626. TESL Methods and Materials for Reading and Writing (4)
  9. Four units chosen from:
    • 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)
  10. ENG 664. Internship in ESL Teaching (2)
  11. ENG 695. Thesis Proposal/Comprehensive Examination Preparation (2)
  12. Electives (4-8 units)
  13. Students who are completing the Thesis Option under Culminating Experience below must take four units of electives; students completing the Comprehensive Examination option must take eight units of electives. Electives must be approved in advance by the Graduate Coordinator.

  14. Culminating Experience
    • Choose one of the following two options:
    • Thesis Option (4 units)
      1. ENG 699A. Thesis (2)
      2. ENG 699B. Thesis and Research (2)
    • Comprehensive Examination Option (0 units)
      1. ENG 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

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