Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

ENGLISH

The Department of English offers programs leading to the M.A. and to the Ph.D. degrees. The master's degree may be obtained either by Plan A or Plan B, as defined in this Bulletin. Special areas of concentration for Plan A are Linguistics, Film, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), but require half their programs to be in literature. M.A. courses are to be chosen from both British and American literature. A reading knowledge of one foreign language is required, as is a final oral examination based on a reading list.

The Ph.D. course requirements include a minimum of 24 hours, four seminars taken at the University of Kentucky, and coverage of the periods of British and American literature. The qualifying examination is both written and oral. The written examinations are based on reading lists drawn up by the student in consultation with the Advisory Committee; one will address a broadly defined historical period, the other, a genre, mode, or topic explored through a range of cultural and historical settings. The oral examination focuses on the dissertation prospectus, topic, and context. Ph.D. candidates are required to have a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. Specific language(s) required and degree of proficiency expected, if beyond Graduate School requirements, will be established by the student's Advisory Committee. There is no specific requirement in a minor area, but such work may be required by a student's Advisory Committee if it appears essential to the major research or concentration interest.

Admission Requirements

Admission to both programs is based on course grades, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a brief (1-2 pages) statement of purpose and an analytical writing sample, preferably a critical essay. While each applicant is judged on his or her merits, normal expections are an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, a graduate GPA of 3.5 or above, and scores of at least 70-80% on two of the three sections of the GRE Aptitude test. (We do not require the subject test.) Students who receive their master's degree from the University of Kentucky will be evaluated by their examining committee, so they need not submit letters of recommendation or a writing sample. Applicants for the master's program who do not have the equivalent of a University of Kentucky major in English may be asked to complete some advanced undergraduate work in English in addition to the courses normally required for the M.A. Applicants to the doctoral program who do not have an M.A. in English may be asked to complete additional courses beyond the minimum of 24 hours for the PhD. Applicants with teaching experience must submit a teaching portfolio. The deadline for applications for assistantships and fellowships is January 15th.

All applicants must also fulfill the admission requirements of the Graduate School.

A detailed and current statement of requirements for both the M.A. and Ph.D. is available on request from the Director of Graduate Studies in English.

GRADUATE COURSES

ENG 414G INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ENGLISH LINGUISTICS (3)

ENG 420G STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE (3)

ENG 421G CHAUCER (3)

ENG 422G ENGLISH RENAISSANCE: 1500-1600 (3)

ENG 423G ENGLISH RENAISSANCE: 1600-1660 (3)

ENG 425G SHAKESPEARE SURVEY (3)

ENG 426G SHAKESPEARE STUDIES (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 428G MILTON (3)

ENG 430G THE RESTORATION AND EARLY 18TH CENTURY: 1660-1730 (3)

ENG 431G THE LATER 18TH CENTURY: 1730-1780 (3)

ENG 435G THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT: 1780-1815 (3)

ENG 436G THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT: 1815-1830 (3)

ENG 439G VICTORIAN PERIOD: 1860-1900 (3)

ENG 440G THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL (3)

ENG 441G THE NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL (3)

ENG 442G THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL (3)

ENG 446G TWENTIETH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (3)

ENG 448G ENGLISH DRAMA: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 451G STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1860:(SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 452G STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1860-1920 (3)

ENG 453G STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1900 (3)

ENG 454G AMERICAN NOVEL BEFORE 1900 (3)

ENG 455G MODERN AMERICAN NOVEL (3)

ENG 465G STUDIES IN AN AUTHOR (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 466G MODERN DRAMA (3)

ENG 473G SURVEY OF WORLD FOLKLORE (3)

ENG 478G APPALACHIAN FOLKLORE (3)

ENG 480G SPECIAL STUDIES IN FILM (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 481G STUDIES IN BRITISH LITERATURE: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 482G STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 483G STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN OR DIASPORIC LITERATURE (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 484G COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN LITERATURE: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 485G STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND GENDER: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 486G STUDIES IN THEORY: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 487G CULTURAL STUDIES: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 488G GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 490G TOPICS OF GENDER IN LITERARY STUDIES (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 507 ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 509 COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS (3)

ENG 512 MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR (SAME AS LIN 512) (3)

ENG 513 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (SAME AS EDC/LIN 513) (3)

ENG 514 TESL MATERIALS AND METHODS (SAME AS EDC/LIN 514) (3)

ENG 515 PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (SAME AS ANT/LIN 515) (3)

ENG 516 GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS (SAME AS ANT/LIN 516) (3)

ENG 519 INTRODUCTION TO OLD ENGLISH (3)

ENG 562 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: SEVENTEENTH THROUGH NINETEENTH CENTURY (3)

ENG 563 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: TWENTIETH CENTURY (3)

ENG 569 HISTORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM II (3)

ENG 570 SELECTED TOPICS FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LITERATURE (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 572 STUDIES IN ENGLISH FOR TEACHERS (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 581 AESTHETICS OF FILM (3)

ENG 600 BIBLIOGRAPHY AND METHODS OF RESEARCH (3)

ENG 605 EDITING (3)

ENG 607 GRADUATE WRITING WORKSHOP (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 609 COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS (3)

ENG 610 STUDIES IN RHETORIC (3)

ENG 617 STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)(SAME AS LIN 617) (3)

ENG 618 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (3)

ENG 619 BEOWULF (3)

ENG 620 STUDIES IN MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE (3)

ENG 621 STUDIES IN CHAUCER (3)

ENG 622 STUDIES IN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE: 1500-1660 (3)

ENG 625 STUDIES IN RENAISSANCE DRAMA EXCLUSIVE OF SHAKESPEARE 3)

ENG 626 STUDIES IN SPENSER, SHAKESPEARE, MILTON (3)

ENG 630 STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1660-1720 (3)

ENG 631 STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1720-1780 (3)

ENG 635 STUDIES IN LITERATURE: 1780-1815 (3)

ENG 636 STUDIES IN LITERATURE: 1815-1830 (3)

ENG 638 STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1830-1860 (3)

ENG 639 STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1860-1900 (3)

ENG 640 STUDIES IN THE 19TH CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL (3)

ENG 642 STUDIES IN MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE (3)

ENG 643 STUDIES IN MODERN BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETRY (3)

ENG 651 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1860 (3)

ENG 652 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1860-1900 (3)

ENG 653 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1900 (3)

ENG 656 BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE (SAME AS AAS 656) (3)

ENG 660 MODERN CRITICAL THEORY (3)

ENG 681 STUDIES IN FILM (3)

ENG 682 STUDIES IN FICTION (3)

ENG 683 STUDIES IN DRAMA (3)

ENG 684 STUDIES IN POETRY (3)

ENG 690 STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND GENDER (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 691 READINGS IN RHETORIC (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1)

ENG 700 TUTORIAL FOR PH.D. CANDIDATES (3)

ENG 720 SEMINAR IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE (3)

ENG 722 SEMINAR IN RENAISSANCE STUDIES (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ENG 730 SEMINAR IN 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE (3)

ENG 735 SEMINAR IN ROMANTIC LITERATURE (3)

ENG 738 SEMINAR IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE (3)

ENG 740 SEMINAR IN 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (3)

ENG 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

ENG 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

ENG 750 SEMINAR IN COLONIAL LITERATURE (3)

ENG 751 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1800-1860 (3)

ENG 752 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1860-1900 (3)

ENG 753 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1900 (3)

ENG 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

ENG 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

ENG 771 SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

ENG 780 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-6)

ENG 781 SEMINAR IN FILM (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

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