Students are required to complete a Master's Essay and a final oral examination based on that essay. In most cases, this essay will be a revised version of a paper written for one of the student's seminars. Students who intend to complete the 598 essay in a given term must sign up for a proseminar in which a faculty member will lead them through a series of meetings designed to set clear expectations concerning the methodological and theoretical expectations as well as the amount of contextual research required for the Master's Essay.
Note: Students entering the program effective September 2009, and students doing a concentration in Literatures of the West Coast, will complete a Master's Essay (not to exceed 10,000 words) worth 4.5 units. All other students who entered the program prior to September 2009 will complete a Master's Essay (not to exceed 6,500 words) worth 3 units.
Grading: INP, COM, N, F
Graduate course in the English program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.