ENGL 5312. Directed Study. 3 Hours.
Students engage in a specialized topic in literature or language under the direct supervision of a faculty member and with written consent of the Department Chair. A student may take no more than six credit hours of directed study during his or her graduate career. Topics will vary. May be repeated once with permission of department Chair.
The MA Program in English at Sam Houston State University has four defined goals, all of which share the common aim of preparing graduates as scholars, teachers, writers, and advocates for the Humanities. The program strives to be dynamic, encompassing, and diverse in its approach to the study of language and literature, offering both surveys of Classical, British, and American literature, as well as seminars that challenge these traditions by taking into account diverse perspectives, other literatures, and a broad range of methodologies. By completing a series of seminars in the English language, in literature and textual studies, and in research methods and literary theory, the program aims to teach students how to:
to assist students in their development as writers of fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction; to provide practical, hands-on experience in the field of editing and publishing; to deepen a student’s critical engagement with language and literature, and to prepare students for careers as published authors, as well as teachers of creative writing in community colleges and universities, secondary schools, prisons, libraries, and community centers of various types.