Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog Program: Master of Arts in Written Communication (WRCM) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Master of Arts in Written Communication (WRCM)

Advisor: Steven Krause, Ph.D.
613M Pray-Harrold
734.487.0985
skrause@emich.edu

This program prepares students for careers in professional writing, editing and publishing, or the teaching of writing at the elementary, secondary or community college levels. It also provides thorough preparation for Ph.D. studies in rhetoric and composition.

Applicants may combine academic and professional experience in support of their application.

Course Requirements:

The M.A. in Written Communication requires 30-32 hours from one of the options below:

Option I: Teaching and Writing:

Required Courses: 21-23 hours

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 503 - Rhetorical Theory and the Teaching of Writing 3 hrs
ENGL 515 - Literacy and Written Literacy Instruction 3 hrs
ENGL 516 - Computers and Writing: Theory and Practice 3 hrs
ENGL 621 - Research in Theory and Practice of Writing 3 hrs

One course from the following:

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 514 - Issues in Teaching Writing 3 hrs
ENGL 675 - Eastern Michigan Writing Project Summer Institute 5 hrs

One course from the following:

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 517 - Topics in the Teaching of Writing 3 hrs
ENGL 518 - Topics in English Education 3 hrs

One course from the following:

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 692 - Thesis 3 hrs
ENGL 693 - Master’s Writing Project 3 hrs
ENGL 694 - Teacher Research/ Professional Writing Internship 3 hrs

Elective Courses and Cognates: 9 hours

Students select from among courses in writing, linguistics, literature, reading, teaching English as a second language, communication theory, computer science, measurement and evaluation, psychology, statistics.

Program Total: 30-32 hours

Option II: Professional Writing:

Required Courses: 18 hours

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 505 - Rhetoric of Science and Technology 3 hrs
ENGL 524 - Advanced Technical Writing and Research 3 hrs
ENGL 525 - Advanced Public Relations Writing 3 hrs
ENGL 621 - Research in Theory and Practice of Writing 3 hrs

One course from the following:

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 526 - Topics in Technical Communication 3 hrs
ENGL 527 - Topics in Professional Communication 3 hrs

One course from the following:

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 692 - Thesis 3 hrs
ENGL 693 - Master’s Writing Project 3 hrs
ENGL 694 - Teacher Research/ Professional Writing Internship 3 hrs

Elective Courses and Cognates: 12 hours

Students select from among courses in writing, linguistics, literature, Graphic Design , communication theory, computer science, science, industrial technology. 

Program Total: 30 hours

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: English Language and Literature

The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.

Course NameCredit Hour:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CHL 450 - Children's Literature: Criticism and Response 3 hrs
CHL 451 - Writing about Controversies in Literature for the Young 3 hrs
CRTW 422 - Writer's Workshop 3 hrs
CRTW 426 - Contemporary Forms 3 hrs
ENGL 408 - Writing for Secondary Teachers 3 hrs
ENGL 409 - Teaching English in the Secondary Schools 3 hrs
ENGL 417 - Rhetoric and the Written Word 3 hrs
ENGL 424 - Technical Writing 3 hrs
ENGL 427 - Technical Editing 3 hrs
ENGL 428 - Writing Computer Documentation 3 hrs
ENGL 444 - Writing for the World Wide Web 3 hrs
ENGL 487 - Cooperative Education in English 3 hrs
ENGL 488 - Internship in Technical Writing 1 hr
ENGL 489 - Internship in Technical Writing 2 hrs
ENGL 490 - Internship in Technical Writing 3 hrs
JRNL 408 - Case Studies in Public Relations 3 hrs
JRNL 423 - Magazine Article Writing 3 hrs
JRNL 453 - Advanced Reporting 3 hrs
JRNL 454 - Contemporary Problems in Journalism 3 hrs
JRNL 455 - Journalism Law and Ethics 3 hrs
LING 401 - Introduction to Linguistic Science 3 hrs
LING 402 - Modern English Grammar 3 hrs
LING 415 - Women and Language 3 hrs
LING 420 - Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3 hrs
LING 421 - The History of the English Language 3 hrs
LING 425 - Introduction to Syntax 3 hrs
LING 426 - Topics in Linguistics 3 hrs
LING 434 - The Linguistic Analysis of Literature 3 hrs
LITR 400 - Narrative in Literature and Film 3 hrs
LITR 405 - Shakespeare 3 hrs
LITR 411 - Studies in Epic and Romance 3 hrs
LITR 413 - The Poetry of Chaucer 3 hrs
LITR 440 - Genre Studies 3 hrs
LITR 443 - Women in Literature 3 hrs
LITR 445 - Sexualities in Literature and Culture 3 hrs
LITR 450 - Major Authors 3 hrs
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