Montana State University

Department of English Graduate Program Courses

English 510: Studies in Critical Theory and Practice
(Required—3 credits)
Topics in critical theory and practice. Explores how historical and contemporary theories of literature have shaped the ways readers, teachers, and critics have thought about such fundamental questions as canon formation, pedagogical practice, and the goals and purposes of literary studies as a field.

English 530: Studies in Writing Theory and Practice
(Required—3 credits)
Topics in rhetoric and composition. Examines a variety of models that have historically governed composition theory and writing practice.

English 550: Focused Research Seminar
(maximum 6 credits)
Topics offered at the graduate level not covered in the required courses. Involves directed research resulting in a paper, as well as participation in preparing and presenting discussion material. Topics will vary.

English 570: Individual Problems
(maximum 6 credits)
Directed research and study on an individual basis.

English 575: Professional Paper
(maximum 6 credits)
A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

English 576: Internship
(1-12 credits)
An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, school, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

English 580: Special Topics
(maximum 9 credits)
Advanced study of topics in the discipline, in courses not required in any curriculum, including experimental offerings of visiting professors, trial offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

English 590: Master's Thesis
(1-10 credits)
A thesis dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.



Updated: 01/06/2014