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Department of English | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2020

English

Master of Arts for Teachers of English

This master of arts (MA) cohort program, for English teachers in the secondary and elementary school and collegiate system, offers an accessible two year advanced degree in English studies which recognizes the particular needs of teachers for a review of new critical approaches in the field, and for scheduling adapted to the demands of employment.

Admission Requirements

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

Program Requirements

This cohort program has course work and a thesis option for a minimum of 30 units or a project option for a minimum of 36 units.

Students must complete all of

ENGL 831 - Studies in Early Modern Literature (4)

Examines selected works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries organized by critical issues or theoretical approaches. May include some writing from outside Britain.

ENGL 834 - Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature (4)

Examines selected twentieth-century works in a variety of genres, organized by cultural movements, critical issues, or theoretical approaches. May include works in various media and explore Canadian, British, American and other literatures.

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.

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 Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 6106, Burnaby

and eight elective graduate units

and requirements for either a project or thesis option

Project Option

Students must complete 8 additional graduate units

and a paper or project

ENGL 891 - MA Paper/Project (4)

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Thesis Option

Students must complete

a thesis

ENGL 890 - MA Thesis (6)

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Program Length

Students are expected to complete the program requirements in six terms.

Other Information

Unsatisfactory Progress

The department regards grades below B to be unsatisfactory and expects students to achieve above the minimum. If progress is unsatisfactory, withdrawal as per GGR 1.8.2 Review of Unsatisfactory Progress may be required.

Project Option

The paper or project is completed and submitted for evaluation no later than the end of the term following course work completion. A student who fails may be permitted a second and final attempt. The paper or project is examined by two readers. It is not required to be submitted to the library.

Thesis Option

Students write a thesis of about 100 pages and defend it in an oral examination. Thesis option students submit a thesis proposal and are examined by the supervisory committee no later than one term following course work completion. Students proceed with the thesis only after approval of the supervisory committee and the graduate program committee.

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.