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Department of English

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English Studies Concentration
(Graduate Catalog)

Area Coordinator: Dr. Michelle Eble (

Coursework and Other Requirements

Students seeking a concentration in English Studies must submit a plan of study for approval to the Director of Graduate Studies.

Choose one research methods course from the following (3 s.h)
ENGL 6009 Research Methods in Language Study
ENGL 6702 Research Methods in Technical and Professional Communication
ENGL 6805 Research: The Writer's Perspective
ENGL 7005 Bibliography and Methods
ENGL 7601 Research Design in Rhetoric and Composition

Comprehensive Studies (18 s.h.)
Develop an approved, unified program of study including at least two or more concentrations or areas of study for a total of 18 s.h. of coursework chosen from ENGL courses.

Electives (6 s.h.)
English courses outside the concentration or from another department.
Note: Students wishing to receive a graduate teaching assistantship must complete ENGL 6625 Teaching Composition:Theory and Practice.

Thesis or Comprehensive Assessment Project (6 s.h.)
A thesis, demonstrating the student's ability to gather, arrange, and interpret material which bears on a particular problem (6 s.h.) or a Comprehensive Assessment Project (CAP) with additional coursework in English (6 s.h.).

For further information, please call 252-328-6660 or email the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Michelle Eble, at