Oct 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

English, B.A. with a concentration in Literature with grad track option leading to a M.A. in English


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The Department of English offers a grad-track pathway in which students complete a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in literature in four years, and then go on to earn a master’s degree in literature in the fifth year. This accelerated program, which is cost-effective and time-saving, is designed for exceptional, highly motivated majors who have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA.  Students must apply to this program in their junior year. Admitted students will take twelve graduate hours during their senior year, which can count both toward their bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as permitted by university rules. 

Admission Requirements


To be eligible for acceptance, students must have completed 75 undergraduate hours, including the following courses:​

In addition to completing the required courses, students will need to submit:

  • One or more writing samples
  • A statement of purpose
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation testifying to student’s ability to do graduate-level work
  • An application to the Toulouse Graduate School

GRE scores are not required. Students in the UNT Honors Program students who satisfy the requirements are guaranteed admission to the program and need not provide letters of recommendation.

Program Policies


Undergraduate students who have been accepted to a grad track pathway option must complete their bachelor’s degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester for which they were admitted to the accelerated program in order to continue into the graduate program. 

Admitted students will take twelve graduate hours during their senior year, which will also count toward their B.A. as permitted by university rules. 

Requirements


In lieu of 4 advanced undergraduate electives in the fourth year, students for the MA in literature will take 3 5000-level graduate literature classes and ENGL 5760 in their senior year. The literature classes should be chosen from the following list with an eye to fulfilling period distribution requirements for the BA and the MA. See the distribution requirements for the BA with a major in English and the MA in English.

  • ENGL 5000 - Old English
  • ENGL 5010 - Beowulf
  • ENGL 5020 - Chaucer: Major Works
  • ENGL 5030 - Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5100 - Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Romantic Period
  • ENGL 5200 - Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
  • ENGL 5250 - Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Eighteenth Century
  • ENGL 5260 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5310 - Studies in Rhetorical Theory
  • ENGL 5320 - Studies in Composition Theory
  • ENGL 5400 - Studies in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 5410 - Studies in the British Renaissance
  • ENGL 5490 - Studies in the Twentieth-Century British Novel
  • ENGL 5500 - Studies in American Literature and Culture from the Beginning to 1800
  • ENGL 5510 - Studies in American Literature and Culture, 1800 to 1865
  • ENGL 5515 - Studies in the American Renaissance
  • ENGL 5520 - Studies in American Literature and Culture, 1865 to 1914
  • ENGL 5525 - Studies in American Realism
  • ENGL 5530 - Studies in American Literature and Culture, 1914 to the Present
  • ENGL 5540 - Studies in Twentieth-Century British or Irish Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5550 - Studies in the Teaching of Composition
  • ENGL 5560 - Studies in the Teaching of Literature
  • ENGL 5570 - Studies in the Teaching of the English Language
  • ENGL 5600 - Studies in European Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5605 - Studies in the Literature and Culture of the Colonial Americas
  • ENGL 5610 - Studies in Early African-American Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5620 - Studies in Contemporary African-American Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5630 - Semiotics
  • ENGL 5635 - Mexican-American Literature and Theory Before 1954
  • ENGL 5640 - Mexican-American Literature and Theory After 1954
  • ENGL 5650 - United States Ethnic Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5680 - Studies in Global Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5700 - Classical Background of English and American Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 5710 - Studies in Folklore
  • ENGL 5720 - Literature and Science
  • ENGL 5730 - Literature and the Environment
  • ENGL 5750 - Methods of Historical Research
  • ENGL 5760 - Scholarly and Critical Writing
  • ENGL 5770 - Literary Publishing, Editing and Writing for Publication
  • ENGL 5800 - Studies in Literary Genres
  • ENGL 5810 - Survey of Critical Theory
  • ENGL 5890 - Studies in the American Novel, 1914 to the Present
  • ENGL 5900 - Special Problems
  • ENGL 5910 - Special Problems
  • ENGL 5920 - Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis
  • ENGL 5930 - Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis
  • ENGL 5950 - Master’s Thesis

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