Students admitted without at least 18 credits of undergraduate courses in English and American literature and language, excluding freshman composition, will be required to make up deficiencies in their undergraduate work. The Graduate Committee will specify the courses that the student must take to do so.
In place of the 6 credits granted for the thesis, students selecting the non-thesis option must take 6 credits of graduate course work. Students selecting the non-thesis option must pass a final comprehensive examination to qualify for the M.A. degree.
Students selecting either option must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language (see options for satisfying requirement under Doctor of Arts in English). Students whose needs are not best satisfied by completing the foreign language requirement may substitute an additional 6 credits in courses in English language studies, with the permission of the Graduate Committee. Students choosing to substitute the English language courses will complete a minimum of 36 semester credits for the M.A. degree (39 semester credits for teaching assistants).
All students must maintain a satisfactory record of scholarship. Three grades below B during the entire program will automatically disqualify a student from continuing in the program.
Graduate students must follow the policy on incomplete grades as it is listed in the Idaho State University Graduate Catalog.
All students must take the following 9 required credits:
ENGL 611 Literary Theory and Criticism 3 cr ENGL 613 Methods of Scholarship in Language and Literature 3 crOne course in English language studies, chosen from the following group:
ENGL g401 Advanced Composition and Prose Analysis ENGL g481 Advanced Grammar ENGL g485 Linguistic Analysis ENGL g486 Old English ENGL g487 History of the English Language ENGL 685 Seminar in LinguisticsStudents appointed to teaching assistantships must also take the following 6 required credits:
ENGL 631 Seminar in Teaching Writing 3 cr ENGL 731 Practicum in Teaching Writing 3 cr