Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

English (Ph.D.)


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Admissions Information  

Doctor of Philosophy, English: Total 54-69 credit hours


Major Area Coursework


Specialization: Literary Studies: Critical: 24 hours


  • Graduate courses in literature*: at least five must be seminars (21 credit hours)
  • Additional selection from the criticism courses in the core (3 credit hours)

Specialization: Literary Studies: Creative: 27 hours


  • Graduate courses in Creative Writing: at least three must be seminars (15 credit hours)
  • Course in applied theory for Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
  • Graduate courses in literature*: at least two must be seminars (9 credit hours)

Note:


A minimum of 39 hours of coursework, excluding dissertation hours, must be completed. Other requirements include demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language, completion of comprehensive examinations, and an oral defense of the dissertation. Students should consult the departmental graduate student handbook for additional information.

*Other graduate courses, including Directed Research and Independent Study classes, may be included with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator.

**For students to achieve 54 hours with the Literary Studies Critical specialization, they will complete a minimum of 6 hours of electives, for students to achieve 54 hours with the Literary Studies Creative specialization, they will complete a minimum of 3 hours of electives.

Note: 50% of the program of study must be taken at the 700-level

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze literary works, authors, genres, topics, and time periods.
  2. Students will be able to write scholarly and/or creative works of publishable quality and consistent with the conventions of the discipline.
  3. Students will be able to apply the conventions of the discipline to their own scholarship and professional development.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

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