Literature Option

As a Master of Arts in English student, you must complete the major’s core requirements and 1 of our 4 options to earn your degree.

Along with a Literature Option, we offer:

Core Requirements for 2022-23 Catalog

Core Research Methods

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies (3)

Core Literary Studies

Select one (1) from the following: 
(Note: These courses may be repeated for credit with different content). 

MENG 6240 - Seminar in American Literature (3)
MENG 6250 - Seminar in British Literature (3)
MENG 6260 - Seminar in World Literature (3)
MENG 6510 - Seminar in Eminent Authors (3)

Literature Emphasis Requirements

Literature Theory and Criticism

MENG 6030 - Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism (3)

Seminars in Literature

Complete three (3) courses from the following repeatable seminars (9 credit hours):
MENG 6240 Seminar in American Literature: Variable Title (3)
MENG 6250 Seminar in British Literature: Variable Title (3)
MENG 6260 Seminar in World Literature: Variable Title (3)

Elective courses may be taken to fulfill the minimum of 33 credit hours required to graduate. All program courses not taken as a required course may be taken as electives. No more than 3 hours of directed readings credit (MENG 6830) may apply toward your Master of Arts in English degree unless approved by the program director.