2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

38 Graduation Requirements Graduation from the English Program involves the successful completion of the curriculum, 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.

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