MAIS English Concentration

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MAIS in English, prospective candidates must meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley.

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at applytexas.org.


Program Requirements

A – THESIS OPTION

Required Courses – 12

Selected from one sub‐discipline within the English department (literature, linguistics, or rhetoric, composition and literacy).

  1. Literature Courses:

    ENGL 6300: Introduction to Literary Studies – 3
    ENGL 6301: Studies in Literary Theory – 3
    ENGL 6302: Studies in Literary History – 3
    ENGL 6303: Studies in Genre – 3
    ENGL 6304: Studies in British Literature – 3
    ENGL 6305: Studies in American Literature – 3
    ENGL 6306: Studies in Comparative Literature – 3
    ENGL 6307: Studies in European Literature – 3
    ENGL 6308: Studies in Mexican American Literature – 3
    ENGL 6309: Studies in Literatures of the Americas – 3
    ENGL 6310: Studies in Ethnic Literature – 3
    ENGL 6311: Studies in Gender and Literature – 3
    ENGL 6312: Studies in Single Author – 3
    ENGL 6313: Studies in Post‐Colonial Studies – 3
    ENGL 6314: Bible as Literature – 3
    ENGL 6315: Studies in Cultural Studies – 3
    ENGL 6316: Special Topics in Literature – 3
    ENGL 6355: Literature for Secondary School Teachers – 3
    ENGL 6356: Children’s Literature – 3
    ENGL 6357: Young Adult Literature – 3

  2. Linguistics Courses:

    ENGL 6360: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics for Teachers – 3
    ENGL 6361: Problems in Linguistics (any scheduled topic is acceptable) – 3
    ENGL 6362: Modern English Syntax – 3
    ENGL 6363: Studies in English Phonology – 3
    ENGL 6364: Problems in Grammar, Dialects, and Language Performance – 3
    ENGL 6365: History of the English Language – 3
    ENGL 6366: Special Topics in Linguistics – 3
    ENGL 6370: Introduction to English as a Second Language – 3
    ENGL 6371: Problems in English as a Second Language – 3
    ENGL 6372: Practicum in English as a Second Language – 3
    ENGL 6373: ESL Testing – 3
    ENGL 6374: Studies in Second Language Acquisition – 3
    ENGL 6375: Studies in Language and Culture – 3
    ENGL 6376: Varieties of Present Day English – 3
    ENGL 6377: Special Topics in Applied Linguistics – 3

  3. Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Courses:

    ENGL 6320: Introduction to Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6321: Research Methods Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6322: Theory in Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6323: History of Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6324: Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6325: Studies in Composition Techniques – 3
    ENGL 6326: Professional Writing – 3
    ENGL 6327: Writing Academic Discourse – 3
    ENGL 6328: Special Topics in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies – 3

Free Electives from a second discipline – 9
(Which includes another sub‐discipline of English)

Free Electives from a third discipline – 9
(Which may not include another sub‐discipline of English)

Capstone Requirement – 6
Thesis
ENGL 7300: Thesis I – 3
ENGL 7301: Thesis II – 3

Total graduate hours for degree: 36


B – NON‐THESIS OPTION

Required Courses – 18
Selected from one sub‐discipline within the English department (literature, linguistics, or rhetoric, composition and literacy).

  1. Literature Courses:

    ENGL 6300: Introduction to Literary Studies – 3
    ENGL 6301: Studies in Literary Theory – 3
    ENGL 6302: Studies in Literary History – 3
    ENGL 6303: Studies in Genre – 3
    ENGL 6304: Studies in British Literature – 3
    ENGL 6305: Studies in American Literature – 3
    ENGL 6306: Studies in Comparative Literature – 3
    ENGL 6307: Studies in European Literature – 3
    ENGL 6316: Special Topics in Literature – 3
    ENGL 6355: Literature for Secondary School Teachers – 3
    ENGL 6356: Children’s Literature – 3
    ENGL 6357: Young Adult Literature – 3

  2. Linguistics Courses:

    ENGL 6360: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics for Teachers – 3
    ENGL 6361: Problems in Linguistics (any scheduled topic is acceptable) – 3
    ENGL 6362: Modern English Syntax – 3
    ENGL 6363: Studies in English Phonology – 3
    ENGL 6364: Problems in Grammar, Dialects, and Language Performance – 3
    ENGL 6365: History of the English Language – 3
    ENGL 6366: Special Topics in Linguistics – 3
    ENGL 6370: Introduction to English as a Second Language – 3
    ENGL 6371: Problems in English as a Second Language – 3
    ENGL 6372: Practicum in English as a Second Language – 3
    ENGL 6373: ESL Testing – 3
    ENGL 6374: Studies in Second Language Acquisition – 3
    ENGL 6375: Studies in Language and Culture – 3
    ENGL 6376: Varieties of Present Day English – 3
    ENGL 6377: Special Topics in Applied Linguistics 3
    ENGL 6308: Studies in Mexican American Literature – 3
    ENGL 6309: Studies in Literatures of the Americas – 3
    ENGL 6310: Studies in Ethnic Literature – 3
    ENGL 6311: Studies in Gender and Literature – 3
    ENGL 6312: Studies in Single Author – 3
    ENGL 6313: Studies in Post‐Colonial Studies – 3
    ENGL 6314: Bible as Literature – 3
    ENGL 6315: Studies in Cultural Studies – 3

  3. Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Courses:

    ENGL 6320: Introduction to Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6321: Research Methods Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6322: Theory in Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6323: History of Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6324: Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy – 3
    ENGL 6325: Studies in Composition Techniques – 3
    ENGL 6326: Professional Writing – 3
    ENGL 6327: Writing Academic Discourse – 3
    ENGL 6328: Special Topics in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies – 3

  4. Free Electives from a second discipline – 9

    (Which includes another sub‐discipline of English)

  5. Free Electives from a third discipline – 9

    (Which may not include another sub‐discipline of English)

  6. Capstone Requirement

    Written Comprehensive Exam

Total graduate hours for degree: 36