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successful completion of thesis (if applicable), successful completion of comprehensive exam, and

successful completion of three courses (or equivalent) of a foreign language.

Acceptable Academic Progress

In order to maintain acceptable academic progress in the English graduate program at HSU,

students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all graduate work and may not obtain a grade

of D, F, or WF in any graduate work. Should any of these situations occur, the student will not be

allowed to continue work in the English program.

Curriculum

Option I: Thesis Program

Concentration in either English Literature, American Literature, or English Language (30 hours;

up to 12 hours may be in optional minor field). A committee put together by the student, with the

approval of the program director, of three English faculty will supervise the thesis and assess the

student on the comprehensive exam; one member will direct the student throughout the thesis

research and writing process.

Area of Concentration

Student chooses from English Literature, American Literature, or the English Language.

ENGL 6391 Methods of Research ..........................................................................3

ENGL 6392 Thesis ..................................................................................................3

Three hours in English in the area of the thesis3

Supporting Course Work

Six hours in English outside the Area of the Thesis ...............................................6

Three additional hours in English ...........................................................................3

Further study in English or minor .........................................................................12

TOTAL .................................................................................................................30

Option II: Creative Thesis Program*

Concentration in Creative Writing (33 hours; 12 hours may be in an optional minor field). A

committee formed by the program director, in cooperation with the student, will assess the student

on the comprehensive exam; the director of Creative Writing will be the student’s advisor-director

in the writing of the creative thesis.

Area of Concentration

Creative Writing

ENGL 6391 Methods of Research ......................................................................... 3

ENGL 6392 Thesis (creative) .................................................................................3

ENGL 5315 Creative Writing .................................................................................3

ENGL 5316 Advanced Creative Writing ................................................................3

ENGL 6327 Directed Studies in Creative Writing ..................................................3

Supporting Course Work

Six hours in English outside the Creative Writing concentration ...........................6

Further study in English or minor .........................................................................12

TOTAL..................................................................................................................33

Note: Contact the director of Creative Writing for admission process and other aspects of the

Creative Writing Option. Entrance into this option is not normally granted until after completion

of ENGL 5315 and ENGL 5316 and then only by permission of the director of Creative Writing.

Option III: Non-Thesis Program

(36 hours—12 hours may be in an optional minor field)

Area of Concentration