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2021-2022 Catalog
English (Master of Arts)

Program Description for English

Major: English Degree: Master of Arts


ENG4013 Approach to Lit Interpretation (3 Credits)

  • A B.A. in English of related field with a G.P.A. of 3.0

Major Requirements (6 credits)

A minimum of 33 semester hours are required for the degree.
A maximum of 12 of those credits (4 courses) may be taken at the 5000-level.
All students must apply for graduation during registration for the last semester of courses at UNF. Deadlines are available online.

LIT6246 Major Authors (3 Credits)


  • ENG 6018 History of Literary Criticism & Theory (3 credits)
  • ENG 6019 Contemporary Literary Criticism & Theory (3 credits)

Major Electives (27 credits)

There are four basic requirements among electives:

  • two courses must be "early" according to below definition
  • two courses must be "late" according to below definition
  • two courses must be American literature (AML 5XXX or AML 6XXX)
  • An "early" American literature course has a pre-1865 focus
  • A "late" American literature course has a post-1865 focus
  • two courses must be British literature (ENL 5XXX or ENL 6XXX)
  • An "early" British literature course has a pre-1800 focus
  • A "late" British literature course has a post-1800 focus
  • Note: The graduate coordintator may substitute one world literature or film course (or equivalent), such as LIT 6654 (Comparative and World Literature) for on British OR one American course, but not both. Course descriptions for international offerings will clarify whether the course counts as "early" or "late".
  • Note: a single course may go toward satisfying more than one requirement. For example, a Major Authors course on Toni Morrison would satisfy 3 criteria: the one Major Authors requirement, one of the two "later" requirements, and one of the two American requirements.


Students may choose among open electives until they meet the 33-credit requirement of the degree. Students may select from the following list.

  • AML 6506 Studies in Early American Literature (3 credits)
  • AML 6507 Studies in Later American Literature (3 credits)
  • CRW 6613 Graduate Creative Writing Workshop (3 credits)
  • ENC 5226 Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • ENC 5235 Grant Writing (3 credits)
  • ENC 5935 Special Topics in Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • ENC 6700 Studies in Composition Theory (3 credits)
  • ENC 6942 Teaching Practicum in the Writing Classroom (3 credits)
  • ENC 6721 Studies in Composition Research (3 credits)
  • ENG 5945 Graduate Internship (3 credits)
  • ENG 6138 Studies in Film (3 credits)
  • ENG 6855 Topics in Cultural Studies (3 credits)
  • ENL 6502 Studies in Early British Literature (3 credits)
  • ENL 6509 Studies in Later British Literature (3 credits)
  • FIL 5305: Documentary Workshop (3 credits)
  • FIL 5377: Advanced Documentary Production (3 credits)
  • FIL 5934: Advanced Topics in Film (3 credits)
  • LIT 5934 Topics in Literature (3 credits)
  • LIT 6017 Studies in Fiction (3 credits)
  • LIT 6037 Studies in Poetry (3 credits)
  • LIT 6047 Studies in Drama (3 credits)
  • LIT 6009 Studies in Genre (3 credits)
  • LIT 6654 Comparative & World Literature (3 credits)
  • LIT 6905 Directed Independent Study (3 credits)
  • LIT 6934 ST: Literature (3 credits)
  • LIT 6941 Practicum: Teaching Literature (3 credits)