M.A. in English - Writing, Teaching, and Criticism Track

College of Arts and Humanities

Thesis Option

Required Core Courses for all English MA Students
ENG 500The Discipline of English Studies3
ENG 501Critical Theory3
Required Courses for WTC Track, Thesis Option
Composition and Rhetoric
ENG 506Critical Pedagogies & Literature3
PWP 502Strategies for Teaching Writing2-3
ENG 550History, Form, & Ideology3
or ENG 560 Locating Literature
Select two additional courses from two of following areas:6
Composition and Rhetoric
Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (PWP)
Literature
Electives
Students are to select three electives from among courses in the following categories: General Topics and Theory, English Literature, American Literature, Comparative Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Research and Special Topics, and PWP. One of the three electives may be selected from among all ENG categories—including those listed above and in the categories of Language, Teaching Skills, and Creative Writing–or from a different discipline, in cases where it would enhance the student’s program of study.9
Required Capstone Experience
ENG 616Research Methods for Writing, Teaching and Criticism3
ENG 620M.A. Essay3
Additional Requirements
Non-canonical requirement: At least one course must be taken in a topic that addresses the writing, literature, and/or pedagogy relating to under-represented groups.
PWP courses: No more than 12 credits (including the required six credits of PWP courses described above) may be taken in courses taught by PAWLP master-teachers.
ENG 506, PWP 502, ENG 500, and ENG 501 are to be taken before the completion of 18 semester hours of graduate credit.
Total Credits Required 36

Non-Thesis Option

Required Core Courses for all English MA Students
ENG 500The Discipline of English Studies3
ENG 501Critical Theory3
Required Courses for WTC Track, Non-Thesis Option
Composition and Rhetoric
ENG 506Critical Pedagogies & Literature3
PWP 502Strategies for Teaching Writing2-3
ENG 550History, Form, & Ideology3
or ENG 560 Locating Literature
Select two additional courses from two of following areas:6
Composition and Rhetoric
Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (PAWLP)
Literature
Electives
Students are to select three electives from among courses in the following categories: General Topics and Theory, English Literature, American Literature, Comparative Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Research and Special Topics, and PWP. One of the three electives may be selected from among all ENG categories—including those listed above and in the categories of Language, Teaching Skills, and Creative Writing—or from a different discipline, in cases where it would enhance the student’s program of study. 9
Required Capstone Experience
ENG 614Capstone Writing and Research Seminar3
ENG 616Research Methods for Writing, Teaching and Criticism3
Additional Requirements
Non-canonical requirement: At least one course must be taken in a topic that addresses the writing, literature, and/or pedagogy relating to under-represented groups.
PWP courses: No more than 12 credits (including the required six credits of PWP courses described above) may be taken in courses taught by PAWLP master-teachers.
ENG 506, PWP 502, ENG 500 and ENG 501 are to be taken before the completion of 18 semester hours of graduate credit.
Total Credits Required 36

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.