Requirements for the MA in English and Medieval Studies
_____ Course Requirements: (10 graded courses) **
Semester Course # Course Title
1. _____ _____ ENCR 801 Introduction to Literary Research required
2. _____ _____ ENMD 885 Mapping the middle Ages required medieval inside* (for GSAS hrs. required)
3. _____ _____ ENMD____ ____________________________________________ medieval inside*
4. _____ _____ __________ ____________________________________________ medieval inside or outside*
5. __________ __________ ____________________________________________ medieval outside*
6. _____ _____ __________ ____________________________________________ medieval outside*
7. _____ _____ ENRN_____ ____________________________________________ renaissance literature
8. _____ _____ ENCR_____ ____________________________________________ criticism or theory
9. _____ _____ EN _______ ____________________________________________
10.__________ EN _______ ____________________________________________
** This is one more graded course than for the regular English MA; the additional course is taken in the third semester.
*Besides ENMD 885, students are required to take four other courses in medieval topics (for a total of five). At least two, but no more than three of these courses should be taken in other departments.
_____ Distribution Requirement
1 course in Renaissance
1 course in Criticism or Theory
_____ Place-holder Courses: In your second semester, you must register for ENXX 991; in your third semester, register
for 3 hours of ENGL 897; in your optional fourth semester, register for 12 hours of ENGL 897.
_____ Foreign Language Requirement: MA students are required to demonstrate reading proficiency in a foreign language relevant to their course of study. This is normally done by passing a translation exam given by the appropriate language department at the University. My language exam was in ____________________________ (language) and passed on ______________________________.
Or students may satisfy the Masters requirement with undergraduate course work previously taken: twelve semester hours at any level, with a grade of B or better in the final six hours; or a grade of B or better in an intermediate or advanced work. _________ Check here if you have received approval from the Director of Graduate Studies to use undergraduate course work to fulfill this requirement. I took ________ semester hours of __________________ (foreign language) at _________________________ (undergraduate institution).
______ MA Final Exercise: Successful completion of one of the following three options (circle your option)
1) Write a critical thesis (in your 3rd semester, register for ENGL 895 as one of your 10 graded courses)
2) Write a pedagogical thesis (same as above: ENGL 895 in your 3rd semester, for course credit)
3) Take a one-hour oral exam on a list of readings approved by the appropriate area committee chair
Students in Medieval Studies who are also in the PhD program must eventually satisfy the following additional requirements: ENMD 883, Prolegomena to Medieval Literary Research (or an approved equivalent), one course post-1800, as well as some further language requirements specific to this area (see the online Graduate Handbook).