ENGL 605 Independent Study

Independent study of a defined topic under the supervision of an instructor. No more than 6 credit hours of the course may be applied to degree requirements.


ENGL 690 Degree Project Research

This required supervised research course for graduate students in English provides an opportunity for working one-on-one with a faculty mentor that will culminate in a final degree project subsequent to this class (thesis, action research thesis, professional development essay, comprehensive exam). Students will finish their project research, gain faculty feedback for proposals and drafts, finalize faculty committees and review professional opportunities in the field. Students conducting classroom research as part of their degree projects will also obtain necessary permissions from the Institutional Review Board and school authorities and carry out their research in preparation for writing their final reports. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of B in order to enroll in Degree Project Research. [NOTE: identical description for ENED 690, with prerequisites ENGL 500 and ENED 502



ENGL 500 and ENGL 502

ENGL 694 English Graduate Internship

English internships at the graduate level. Interns work 40 hours for 1 credit hour. Enrollment requires a completed Learning Contractand permission of the department.


ENGL 695 Capstone in English Studies

Capstone course for the graduate program focusing on the current state of English studies. The course facilitates the transition from graduate student to scholar-teacher and helps candidates prepare to take their place in the profession.



ENGL 500 and (ENGL 502 or ENED 502) and (ENGL 690 or ENED 690)

ENGL 696 Degree Project Completion

The culminating project for all graduate students in English, taken together with the capstone course (ENGL 695), demonstrating successful completion of advanced research in the field of English studies. Students choose one of several different degree projects. A final grade in 696 of B or above indicates successful completion of the degree project, including all required written and oral portions and, in the case of thesis/action research thesis, submission to the AP for Graduate Studies and to Reed Library for electronic archiving.



ENGL 690 or ENED 690