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Department of English Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

English

Master of Arts

This master of arts (MA) program develops scholars with a critical and comprehensive awareness of English studies. While offering specialization in one of various areas of strength in the department, the program requires a breadth requirement through course work and thereby grounds students’ interests in a wide and flexible understanding of English studies.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulation 1.3 in the SFU Calendar.

Program Requirements

This program offers a course work option and a project option, with an optional specialization in print culture, for a minimum of 32 units.

Course Work Option

Students must complete

ENGL 880 - Pro-seminar I (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
ENGL 881 - Pro-seminar II (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 6106, Burnaby

and an additional 24 graduate units (including a pre-twentieth century literature course and one other pre-nineteenth century literature course)

Project Option

Students must complete

ENGL 880 - Pro-seminar I (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
ENGL 881 - Pro-seminar II (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 6106, Burnaby

and an additional 20 graduate units (including a pre-twentieth century literature course)

and a project

ENGL 882 - MA Project (4)

The MA Project is a research project that may take a number of forms: it may be a research paper of publishable quality, a digital project, an archival project, a research creation project, or another similar critical research project. The precise scope of each proposed MA Project will be determined by the student in consultation with two faculty readers and must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee.

Specialization in Print Culture

This specialization permits interdisciplinary specialization in the politics of print culture (1700-1900), focusing on the changing role of printed texts in an emerging commercial society. The print culture specialization can be done as either a course option or a project option.

Course Work Option

Students must complete

ENGL 820 - Studies in Print Culture Theory (4)

Introduces the history of print culture along with a variety of theoretical approaches. Students enrolled in the Print Culture program are required to take this course.

ENGL 880 - Pro-seminar I (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
ENGL 881 - Pro-seminar II (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 6106, Burnaby

and an additional 20 graduate units (at least 12 units of print-culture designated courses)

Project Option

Students must complete

ENGL 820 - Studies in Print Culture Theory (4)

Introduces the history of print culture along with a variety of theoretical approaches. Students enrolled in the Print Culture program are required to take this course.

ENGL 880 - Pro-seminar I (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
ENGL 881 - Pro-seminar II (4)

A professional seminar that provides students with a grounding in pedagogy and introduces professional aspects of English studies. Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Levy
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 6106, Burnaby

and an additional 16 graduate units (at least 12 units of print-culture designated courses)

and a project

ENGL 882 - MA Project (4)

The MA Project is a research project that may take a number of forms: it may be a research paper of publishable quality, a digital project, an archival project, a research creation project, or another similar critical research project. The precise scope of each proposed MA Project will be determined by the student in consultation with two faculty readers and must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee.

Program Length

Students in the course work option are expected to complete the program requirements in three terms. Students in the project option are expected to complete the program requirements in three to six terms.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.