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English (M.A.) 2020-2021 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Language and Literature
(239) 590-7171
Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • A minimum of 33 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Each course for this program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Submit an application for graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • A maximum of 9 credits of course work may be transferred from other institutions, subject to approval of the English Graduate Studies Coordinator.
Program Requirements
  1. Required Courses(6 credits)
    Complete the following:
    ENG 6058 Intro to Grad Study English (3)
    ENG 6950 English Master's Capstone (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (27 credits)
    Complete 27 additional hours of graduate courses in English. The 27 hours completed must include, at a minimum:

    Six credits in United States Literature and Culture (AML)
    Six credits in British Literature and Culture (ENL)
    Six credits in Literatures and Cultures (LIT)
    Six credits in pre-1800 literature (AML, ENL, and/or LIT)
    Six credits in post-1800 literature (AML, ENL, and/or LIT)

    Pre-1800 Literature courses:
    AML 6506 Studies in Early American Lit (3)
    AML 6930 ST: US Literature and Culture pre-1800 (3)
    ENL 6299 Topics in British Lit pre-1800 (3)
    ENL 6305 Major British Authors (3)
    ENL 6507 British Literature before 1800 (3)
    LIT 6062 Comparative Lit pre-1800 (3)
    LIT 6146 Studies in World Lit pre-1800 (3)
    LIT 6218 Interdisciplinary Lit pre-1800 (3)

    Post-1800 Literature Courses
    AML 6268 Regional US Literature (3)
    AML 6507 Studies in Later American Lit (3)
    AML 6508 ST: Amer Lit & Cult post-1800 (3)
    ENL 6290 Topics in Brit Lit post-1800 (3)
    ENL 6508 British Literature after 1800 (3)
    LIT 6066 Studies in Comp Lit post-1800 (3)
    LIT 6096 Contemporary Literature (3)
    LIT 6105 Studies in World Lit post-1800 (3)
    LIT 6217 Movements in Lit & Cult Theory (3)
    LIT 6406 Interdisc Lit post-1800 (3)
    LIT 6806 Literature as Cultural Study (3)

    Additional Electives:
    (Note: none of these count toward the pre-1800 and post-1800 requirements)
    AML 6910 Directed Research (3)
    ENC 6745 Seminar in Composition Pedagogy (3)*
    ENG 6940 English Masters Internship (0-6)
    ENG 6971 Thesis (1-3)
    ENL 6910 Directed Research (3)
    LIT 6910 Directed Research (3)

    Up to six credits chosen from other departments with written approval of the English Graduate Studies Coordinator.

    *Composition Teaching Assistants must complete this course prior to receiving a teaching assignment.


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