Institute for Medieval Studies
M.A. in English
This concentration requires 34 hours of interdisciplinary course work of which 22 hours must be in English, plus the other requirements of the MA in Language and Literature. These requirements include the Master's Examination and the Master's Portfolio. General information on the exam and the portfolio are outlined in the Masters of Language and Literature program.
Required Courses (15 hours)
These hours should come from at least two of the following groups, but should not include the 4-hour seminar requirement or other courses in Old or Middle English: Group A: British Literature to 1660
Group B: British Literature 1660 to 1900
Group C: American Literature to 1900
Group D: Literatures in English since 1900
Group E: Literary criticism and theory, rhetoric, and writing. Seminar Requirement (4 hours)
Any 600-level seminar course in Old or Middle English literature or language.
Multidisciplinary Courses (6 hours)
Foreign Language Requirement:
The examination is a four-hour, closed-book test covering a 50-item list of multidisciplinary medieval works that is given to students when they enter the Master's program. If students do not take the MA examination on schedule (typically, in the Spring or Fall semesters two years after entrance), they will be responsible for the 50-item list in effect at the time of their examination, which may include changes.
An item on the list may be a work (or groups of works) of literature (e. g., epic, hagiographic, lyrics), history (e.g., chronicles, histories, legal documents), art history, or philosophy. Items are distributed chronologically between the early and high Middle Ages, that is from 500 A.D. to 1400 A.D. The Medieval Studies Graduate Committee will review the 50-Item List every two years and make any needed changes.
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