English Language and Literature

Details

English Language and Literature
Admits Fall term.  Deadline for applications is December 15. GRE general required; Letters of recommendation required.
Contact department for additional information and requirements. Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00190; Academic Program:  English Language and Literature; Ph.D.

Creative Writing
Admits Fall term. Deadline for applications is January 1. Letters of recommendation required. Contact department for additional information and requirements. Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00154; Academic Program: Creative Writing; M.F.A.

Faculty

Department Chair: David Porter

Graduate Chair: Daniel Hack

Professors: Alexander, Awkward, Blair, Brater, Cohen, Crane, Curzan, Davies, Desai, Ellison, Freedman, Gere, Goldstein, Gregerson, Halperin, Hartley, Hawes, Howard, Kasischke, Kuppers, Larson, M. Levinson, Mattawa, Mullaney, Nair, Norich, Parrish, Pinch, Pollack, Porter, Prins, Schoenfeldt, S. Smith, Tinkle, Traub, Trevor, and Whittier-Ferguson

Associate Professors: Byers, Gold, Hack, J. Levinson, Lyons, Mendoza, Miller, Najita, Portnoy, Sanok, Santamarina, Silver, Sweeney, Tapia, Taylor, Toon, G. White, and Zemgulys

Assistant Professors: Carroll, Hu, Khan, Lahiri, Santana, Traisnel, Watkins, and Yergeau

Degree Programs

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Various members of the faculty also have joint appointments in the following departments and schools: History of Art, Film and Video Studies, Humanities Institute, Law, Linguistics, Music, and Theatre.

Degree Programs of the Department

In addition to the specific requirements listed below, see the Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees sections of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

The Helen Zell Writer's Program is a 36-hour program, completed within two academic years. Students elect a total of 24 workshop hours and through them form a community of writers. Besides doing their own writing, they read and comment on each other's work. Study culminates in an MFA Project, a collection of poems or short stories or a part of a novel. Most MFA students teach undergraduate creative writing courses during their second year in the program.

Admission: Rackham application, statement of purpose, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.

Specific Course Requirements: Four semesters of workshops and nine hours of literature or literary criticism at the graduate level, three hours of cognate coursework at the graduate level.

Note: We do not accept Non-Candidate for Degree students to our M.F.A. program/courses.


Doctor of Philosophy

Admission: The department primarily offers direct admission to the doctoral program to those holding a bachelor's degree, but also considers applications from those with a Master's degree in English for admission. Three letters of recommendation are required. The department requires that applicants take the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test and submit a sample of critical writing. Applicants must present a distinguished academic record with a well-balanced program of study in English and American literature, including a strong range in period and genre. Some training in the history and structure of the English language is also desirable. Evidence that the applicant can satisfy the foreign language requirement in the first two years of the doctoral program is necessary for admission.

Note: We do not accept Non-Candidate for Degree students to our Ph.D. program/courses.

Foreign Language Requirement: One language at an advanced level, or two languages at a basic level; both must be satisfied by coursework or departmental examination in the first two years of the doctoral program. Basic reading ability is equivalent to two years of good college-level instruction; advanced includes literary competence. For details, contact the graduate program office.

Specific Course Requirements: Introduction to Graduate Studies, in the first year; at least three upper-level seminars, elected in consultation with the student's advisor, as well as a directed study in the fourth year; and six hours of cognate coursework at the graduate level. No other specific coursework is required, but students are expected to devote the first year to a broad, well-balanced coverage of the discipline. Subsequent coursework in the second and third years should be directed primarily toward the student's special areas of interest.

Third-Term Review: In the first term of the second year, each student's career will be reviewed to provide direction, counseling, and an early professional orientation. If the review is favorable, the Graduate Committee will recommend that the student continue to work for the Ph.D.

Preliminary Examination: During the second year, each student chooses three faculty members to serve on his or her Examinations Committee. During the third year, each student must successfully complete one oral examination administered by the Examinations Committee.

Dissertation Prospectus: A prospectus outlining plans for the student's dissertation must be approved by the Graduate Chair by the fall of the fourth year of the Ph.D. program. Future fellowships and other support are contingent upon the timely completion of the prospectus.

Candidate Status: In order to be nominated for candidacy, a student must complete two years of coursework, including cognates; meet the foreign language requirement; and receive a favorable third-term review.

For information on the dissertation committee, final oral examination, and publication of dissertation, see the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies and the Dissertation Handbook (pdf).

Contact

University of Michigan

3187 Angell Hall
435 S State
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Phone: (734) 763-4139
E-mail: graduate.english@umich.edu
Program Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english

Courses

The following courses constitute the range of approved offerings at the time of the assembly of the publication. Not all of the courses listed below are available for registration. Please see the Schedule of Classes on the Office of the Registrar's website for course offerings by term. The final authority for changes in course offerings rests with the academic departments.

English Lang & Literature (Subject Code: ENGLISH)
406/LING 406.  Mod Engl Grammar.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

408/LING 408.  Varieties English.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

411.  Art of the Film.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

418.  Graphic Narrative.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

424.  Adv Poetry Writing.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

427/THTREMUS 427.  Adv Playwrit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: ENGLISH 327.  (2 to 3 credits)

440.  Modern Poetry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

441.  Contemporary Poetry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

445.  Shakespeare Rivals.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (2 to 3 credits)

447.  Modern Drama.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

448.  Contemporary Drama.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (2 to 3 credits)

449.  Medieval Drama.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

455/MEMS 455.  Medieval Engl Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (2 to 3 credits)

457/MEMS 457.  Renaiss Engl Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Completion of freshman ENGLISH requirements.  (2 to 3 credits)

459.  Engl Neoclassic Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (2 to 3 credits)

461.  Engl Romantic Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

462.  Victorian Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

463.  Mod British Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

464.  Study Indi Authors.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

465/MEMS 465.  Chaucer.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

469.  Milton.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

470.  Colonial Revol AmLit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

471.  19th C American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

472.  20th C American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

473.  Topics American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (2 to 3 credits)

477/AAS 475.  Erly Afr Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor  (2 to 3 credits)

478/AAS 476.  Afro-Am Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: AAS 201  (3 credits)

490.  Hist Lit Crit&Theory.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

493.  Great Works of Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (1 to 2 credits)

501/GERMAN 501.  Old English.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (2 to 3 credits)

502/GERMAN 502.  Old Engl Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: GERMAN 501. Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

503.  Middle English.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

505.  History of English.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

506.  Structure of Engl.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

507/LING 509.  Engl Styles.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Any course in the structure of English. Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

508.  Discourse&Rhetoric.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: ENGLISH 506. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

509.  Language&Literature.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Any course in the structure of English. Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

510.  Res Meth&Materials.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (1 to 3 credits)

513/GERMAN 513.  Old Norse.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Open to any Graduate student, and to undergraduates by permission of the instructor.  (2 to 3 credits)

516.  Lit Res&Computer.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

520.  Intro Grad Studies.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

521.  Hist Lit Thry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

522.  Hist Lit Criticism.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (2 to 3 credits)

525/AMCULT 525.  Rise&Fall Amer Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (3 credits)

526.  Literature&Culture.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

527.  Contemp Critic Thry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

528/RACKHAM 580/PMR 580/EDUC 580/ARCH 609/SOC 580/KINESLGY 505/WOMENSTD 590/SW 572.  Disability Studies.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing  (1 to 3 credits)

529.  Topics in Drama.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

532.  Modern Drama.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

533.  The Short Poem-Engl.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

535.  Contemporary Poetry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

536.  Beginnings of Novel.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

538.  Modern Novel.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

540.  Topics Lang & Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 3 credits)

541.  Lit Medieval Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

542.  Tudor&Eliz Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

543.  Jacobean&Caroline.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (3 credits)

544.  Restoratn&Early 18c.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

545.  Later 18th Century.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

546.  Romantic Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

547.  Victorian Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

548.  Lit Modern Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

549.  Contemporary Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

551.  Colonial&Rep Am Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

552.  19th C American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

553.  20th C American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

560.  Chaucer:Major Texts.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

561.  Chaucer Cant Tales.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

562.  Chaucer.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

563.  Shakes-Early Plays.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

564.  Shakes-Later Plays.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

565.  Milton.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

569.  Wksp Creatv Non-Fic.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

570.  Res in Composition.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

571.  Wkshp Write Fiction.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only; permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

572.  Wkshp Write Fiction.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only. ENGLISH 571 and permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

574.  Wkshop Write Poetry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only; permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

575.  Wkshop Write Poetry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only; ENGLISH 574 and permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

576.  Playwriting.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

577.  Indi Stdy-Creat Wrt.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only; permission of instructor.  (1 to 3 credits)

578.  Creative Writing.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

579.  Create Wr-Poetry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

581.  History of Film.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

583.  Theory of Film.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

590.  Indi Study MA Stu.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor. English Language and Literature, English and Education, Women's Studies and MAC students only.  (1 to 4 credits)

614.  Edit&Creat Texts.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

626.  Marxism&Literature.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

627.  Critical Theories.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

630.  Special Topics.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (1 to 3 credits)

632.  Topics in Drama.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

635.  Topics in Poetry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

637.  Studies in Novel.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

638.  Topics in Fiction.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: A 500-level course in fiction or the equivalent. Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

640.  Studies in Genre.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

641.  Topc Medievl Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

642.  Topics Renaissance.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

643.  Topics in 17th C.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

644.  Restoration&18th C.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

646.  Romantic Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

647.  Victorian Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

648.  Topic Modern Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

649.  Topic Contemp Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

651.  Colonial&Rep Am Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

652.  19th C American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

653.  Topic 20c Amer Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

663.  Study 16c Authors.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

667.  Study 20C Authors.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

668.  Study Amer Authors.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

671.  Write Fictn-2nd Yr.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only; ENGLISH 572 and permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

674.  Write Poetry-2nd Yr.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only; ENGLISH 575 and permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

675.  Create Writing Proj.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: MFA students only; ENGLISH 571 or 574 and permission of instructor.  (6 credits)

677.  Lang & Use Literacy.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

678.  Lang & Use Literacy.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

681.  Studies Film Hist.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

683.  Studies Film Theory.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

691/LING 691/EDUC 691/ANTHRCUL 674/PSYCH 691/ROMLANG 691/COMM 691.  Literacy.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

695.  Pedagogy:Thry-Pract.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. This course is required of all 2nd year Language & Literature and English & Women's Studies Graduate students. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

696.  Teaching Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

720.  Psem Critical Thry.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

721.  Psem Hist Criticism.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

730.  Psem Literary Genre.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

731.  Psem Literary Genre.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

740.  Psem Lit Hst Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

741.  Lit Historic Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

750.  Psem American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

751.  Psem American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

780.  Psem Comp-Intr Stdy.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

781.  Psem Comp-Intr Stdy.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English or Women's Studies and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

799.  Departmental Colloq.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

802.  English Language.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program.  (3 credits)

811.  Literary Research.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program.  (3 credits)

821.  Sem Critical Theory.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

822.  Sem Critical Theory.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

831.  The Study of Genre.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

832.  Sem Study of Genre.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

841.  Sem:An Hist Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

842.  Historical Period.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

851.  Sem:American Lit.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

852.  American Literature.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

861.  Seminar; Authors.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

862.  Seminar;Authors.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program.  (3 credits)

871.  Seminar;Rhetoric.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program.  (3 credits)

872.  Seminar;Rhetoric.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program. Permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

881.  Sem:Comp-Intr Study.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in English, Women's Studies, or English and Education Program.  (3 credits)

882.  Sem:Comp Intr Stdy.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Doctoral standing in English and permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

990.  Diss-Precand.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.  (1 to 8 credits)

992.  Directed Study.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 3 credits)

993.  G S I Training.  Required pre-requisite: NULL  Advisory pre-requisite: Must have a GSI Award. Graduate standing. Permission of instructor.  (1 credits)

995.  Diss-Cand.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  Advisory pre-requisite: NULL  (4 or 8 credits)

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Program Statistics: Ph.D.

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2015 5 Year Average
Number of applications 305 339
Number of new doctoral students 12 12
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2015 5 Year Average
Total enrollment 76 74
Female 64% 67%
Male 36% 33%
International 4% 4%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 96% 96%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2015 5 Year Average
African American 5% 5%
Asian American 5% 6%
Hispanic (one or more races) 8% 6%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 73% 79%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 4% 2%
Not indicated 4% 2%
Ph.D. Degree
2015 5 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded 15 10
Median years to Ph.D. 6.64 6.69
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2015 79%
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2005-06 and 2009-10 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2015 66%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2015 5 Year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 99% 96%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 0% 3%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 1% 1%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type tenth year after graduation, 2002 - 2006 cohorts Position type fifth year after graduation, 2007 - 2011 cohorts Position type first year after graduation, 2011 - 2015 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 63% 51% 18%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 0% 2% 14%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 24% 39% 50%
Business / Industry 7% 4% 4%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 5% 2% 0%
Not employed 0% 2% 8%
No data available 0% 0% 6%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 41 51 50

Program statistics are updated annually in December. Last updated December 24, 2015.