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Courses & Projected Schedule for Online M.A. in English

John Swarr, teacher, hiker and online grad student
John Swarr, teacher and hiker, fit and online graduate courses into his schedule.

All students must start with ENG 5950: Introduction to English Studies, which lays out the vision for the total program. This program has only one start per year, and that is Summer 1 which begins in May.

All coursework for the Master of Arts in English is entirely online. No campus visits are required. Graduates of the program are welcomed and encouraged to participate in commencement ceremonies, which are held in May of each year.

The projected course schedule below helps students to plan which courses to take each term. It is subject to change.

Courses are seven to eight weeks long, and two courses are offered sequentially each semester so that students take one course at a time.

Spring 2020

Spring 1  (Jan. 13 - Feb. 29, 2020)

  • ENG 5320 Renaissance Drama excluding Shakespeare
  • ENG 5900 Special Topics (Digital Literacies)

Spring 2  (March 2 - April 25, 2020)

  • ENG 7800* Multi-ethnic/Cross Cultural Literature (Ethnic American Literatures)

Summer 2020

Summer 1 (May 11 - June 7, 2020)

  • ENG 5950 Introduction to English Studies (required first course in the program)
  • ENG 5900 Special Topics (Digital Literacies)
  • ENG 7800 Multi-ethnic/Cross Cultural Literature (Transnational)

Summer 2 (June 29 - Aug. 15, 2020)

  • ENG 5320 Renaissance Drama excluding Shakespeare
  • ENG 5330 American Literature 1865-1918
  • ENG 6930 Culminating Master’s Essay (required last course in the program)

Fall 2020

Fall 1 (Aug. 24 - Oct. 10, 2020)

  • ENG 5090 Medieval English Literature
  • ENG 5330 American Literature 1865-1918

Fall 2 (Oct. 12 - Dec. 5, 2020)

  • ENG 5320 Renaissance Drama excluding Shakespeare
  • ENG 7800 Multi-Ethnic/Cross Cultural Literature

Spring 2021

Spring 1 (Jan. 11 - Feb. 27, 2021)

  • ENG 5320 Renaissance Drama excluding Shakespeare
  • ENG 5900 Digital Literacies

Spring 2 (March 1 - April 24, 2021)

  • ENG 5260 19th Century Prose
  • ENG 7300 American Literature 1776-1865

*Students may take more than one ENG 7800 due to the different focus of courses taught by different professors.