MA English, General English course recommendations

This list of courses is what we recommend for you to take if you are pursuing the MA in English with the General English emphasis:

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Linguistics courses (* available online; all other courses available in person)

  • *ENG 504 Intro to Language and Linguistics
  • ENG 510 Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • ENG 518 Sociolinguistics
  • ENG 528 Grammatical Foundations
  • *ENG 538 Cross-Cultural Aspects of Language Learning
  • *ENG 548 Fundamentals of Second Language Teaching
  • *ENG 558 ESL Methods and Materials: Listening & Speaking
  • *ENG 559 ESL Methods and Materials: Reading & Writing
  • *ENG 638 Assessment for Language Skills
  • ENG 688 TESL Practicum

Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing (all courses are available online)

  • ENG 501 Graduate Composition
  • ENG 503 Written Communication in Organizations
  • ENG 511 Writing Theory and Practice
  • ENG 519 Technology and Visual Literacy
  • ENG 520 Literacy Studies
  • ENG 521 Language and Diversity
  • ENG 570 Intro to Multimedia Design
  • ENG 610 Autobiographical Literacies
  • ENG 631 Argumentation
  • ENG 685 Research Project

Recommended elective courses (*available online; all other courses available in person)

  • ENG 500 Graduate Literary Studies
  • ENG 513 Chaucer
  • ENG 515 Classical Literature
  • ENG 516 Women Writers & Feminist Theory
  • ENG 523 British Authors
  • ENG 524 American Authors
  • ENG 525 World Authors
  • ENG 527 Folklore Theory & Techniques
  • ENG 545 Chicano/Chicana Literature
  • ENG 546 American Indian Literature
  • *ENG 547 African American Literature
  • ENG 551 Cultural Studies
  • *ENG 553 Shakespeare
  • *ENG 560 Literary Criticism
  • *ENG 573 The Writer’s Creative Process
  • ENG 576 Literature for Adolescents
  • ENG 581 Language Learning and Literacy
  • ENG 583 Approaches to Teaching Writing in the Secondary Classroom
  • ENG 599 Contemporary Developments
  • ENG 640 Renaissance Literature
  • *ENG 641 18th-Century Literature
  • ENG 642 19th-Century American Literature
  • *ENG 643 20th-Century American Literature
  • ENG 644 Counter-traditions in American Literature
  • ENG 645 19th-Century British Literature
  • ENG 646 20th-Century British Literature
  • ENG 651 Colonial/Postcolonial Literature
  • *ENG 655 The Novel & Its Tradition
  • ENG 660 Literary Theory
  • ENG 662 Literary Periods / Genre Studies
  • ENG 666 Film Studies
  • ENG 676 Creative Nonfiction (instructor permission)

Professional Writing (all courses are available online)

  • ENG 502 Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENG 517 Professional Editing
  • ENG 522 Rhetoric & Writing in Professional Communities
  • ENG 549 Information Design and Usability Testing
  • ENG 569 Project Management and Document Design
  • ENG 605 Writing Effective Proposals
  • ENG 606 Issues in Technical and Professional Writing

Useful guidelines

    If you have been admitted to a master’s program at Northern Arizona University and have earned graduate credit at another university, you may petition to apply such credit toward a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University.

     

    Please see  http://www2.nau.edu/gradcol/Forms/TransCreditReq.pdf for details on transfer credit.

     

    A total of nine credits can come from outside of the Northern Arizona University English Department. These courses can be transfer courses and/or courses from a department other than English.

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