Professor and Head of the Department W. Barker
The degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy are offered in English Language and Literature.
Candidates for the M.A. in English may complete the program as either part-time or full-time students. Candidates for the Ph.D. in English must be in attendance as full-time students for at least three semesters of the program.
MASTER OF ARTS
1. Upon admission, each candidate will be assigned at least one Supervisor.
2. A candidate who does not hold an Honours degree (or its equivalent: 60 credit hours in English with an average of grade B or higher) shall be required to complete such undergraduate courses as the Department may deem necessary. These shall be in addition to the required graduate courses.
3. Candidates who have not completed English 4900 (Bibliography I) or an equivalent course or courses will be required to complete English 5900 (Bibliography and Research Methods). The course will not count as one of the required courses in any graduate program. The course will be graded as Pass/Fail. As in other graduate courses a grade of 65B or above is considered a Pass.
4. Full-time candidates may reasonably expect to complete their Master of Arts degree in one or two years. Candidates are strongly encouraged to satisfy degree requirements no later than three years after admission.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
(I) Thesis Option
1. Candidates completing the M.A. with thesis will complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in graduate courses, which will normally include English 7003 and a thesis.
A thesis proposal, deemed acceptable by the Supervisor(s), including a statement of topic, working title, plan of research, and preliminary bibliography, shall be submitted by the candidate to the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee for its approval by the end of the student's third semester.
The Departmental Graduate Studies Committee shall return the thesis proposal to the candidate no later than one month after receiving it.
(II) Non-Thesis Option
Candidates completing the M.A. without thesis will complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in graduate courses, which will normally include English 7003.
In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.
A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow.
NOTES: 1) Since it is impossible to list in detail the many topics that may from time to time be offered, the titles below refer only to the major periods and general subject areas in which specific courses may be available. The content and approach in specific courses will vary according to the research interests of students and faculty involved in the course. Students should consult the Department's annual Graduate Student Guide (or the Graduate Co-ordinator) for detailed descriptions of specific course offerings. Normally, no fewer than ten graduate courses are offered in any given academic year.
2) English 5900 cannot be counted as one of the required graduate courses in any program.
3) All students will normally take English 7003 - Trends in Contemporary Literary Theory, usually in their first semester.
TABLE OF CREDIT RESTRICTIONS FOR PRESENT ENGLISH COURSES WITH FORMER ENGLISH
CREDIT MAY BE OBTAINED FOR ONLY ONE COURSE FROM EACH OF THE PAIRS LISTED IN THIS TABLE
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5900. Bibliography and Research Methods
6403. Etymology (same as Linguistics 6403)
6420. English Dialectology I
6421. English Dialectology II
7003. Trends in Contemporary Critical Theory
7032. Studies in Old English I
7034. Studies in Middle English I
7039. Studies in 16th-Century Literature III
7040. Studies in 16th-Century Literature IV
7041. Studies in 17th-Century British Literature I
7042. Studies in 17th-Century British Literature II
7047. Studies in 18th-Century British Literature III
7048. Studies in 18th-Century British Literature IV
7049. Studies in 19th-Century British Literature I
7050. Studies in 19th-Century British Literature II
7054. Studies in 20th-Century British Literature II
7055. Studies in 20th-Century British Literature III
7058. Studies in 19th Century American Literature I
7063. Studies in 20th-Century American Literature III
7064. Studies in 20th-Century American Literature IV
7066. Studies in 19th-Century Canadian Literature I
7067. Studies in 19th-Century Canadian Literature II
7069. Studies in 20th-Century Canadian Literature I
7072. Studies in 20th-Century Canadian Literature IV
7073. Studies in Newfoundland Literature I
7079. Studies in Post-Colonial Literature I
7082. Studies in Critical Theory I
7085. Special Readings in English I
7086. Special Readings in English II
7087. Special Readings in English III
7020-25. Special Topics in English
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