* This site offers basic guidelines
for Degree completion. The department may have additional restrictions
in addition to the information below. Please see the Graduate Course
Catalog for more information.
Please note additional program requirements. For general admission requirements, please see the Application Procedures.
English Department Program Goals/Objectives
The Department of English has structured its graduate programs to
provide students with opportunities to develop critical reading,
writing and thinking strategies. In accordance with principles
articulated by the Modern Language Association (MLA) and other
professional organizations, English majors will:
- read attentively, closely, and critically;
- write thoughtfully, coherently, and persuasively;
- develop and challenge their own thinking through scholarly research.
Candidates seeking permanent/professional
certification will also meet NCTE standards for the preparation of
teachers of English Language Arts.
Graduate Course Entrance Policy
- Priority will be given to students who:
- Have already been admitted to graduate study in English at Fredonia.
- Are already enrolled in a graduate English course at Fredonia.
- All others will be admitted to graduate courses depending on their
preparation and space available.
- With permission of the instructor, and the approval of
the English Chairperson and the Dean of Graduate Studies, qualified
undergraduates may take 500-level graduate courses in accordance with
the stated rules provided in the college catalog.
|I. A minimum of 30 hours of graduate level courses, including:
|A. ENGL 500, 510, 512, 514, either 516 or 518, and 600
|B. Nine additional credit hours of course work in
English chosen in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. For
candidates holding provisional/initial certification seeking
permanent/professional certification, six hours must be in ENGL 554 and
ENGL 665. No more than 6 hours in ENGL 580 and no more than 6 hours in
ENGL 605 can be counted toward the degree.
|C. Either 1 or 2
1. Six additional credit hours chosen from English courses numbered 510, 512, 514, 516, 518 or 520.
2. ENGL 690 and 691 (Thesis Research I and II) and an oral defense of
the thesis. ENGL 691 must be the final 3 credit hours taken among the
30 hours required.
|II. Portfolio Requirement:
A completed portfolio must be approved by the English advisor prior to
approval of degree. A description of portfolio requirements is
available in the English department office.
|TOTAL HOURS FOR DEGREE
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