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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
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Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Jazz History and Research 561
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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  Graduate School-Newark 2018-2020 Programs, Faculty, and Courses English 350 (Includes American Literature 352) Programs  


The graduate English programs cover all areas of English and American literature, world Anglophone literature, and Arabic literature. We also offera concentration in women's and gender studies.

The program is flexible. Students may take courses on a full-time or a part-time basis. They may enter the program on a nonmatriculated basis and later, upon admission, count up to 12 earned credits toward the master's degree.

The literature program requires 30 credits for the degree. Students can meet this requirement by taking 10 3-credit courses, or they can take eight 3-credit courses and an additional 6 credits for a master's thesis. In addition, students must pass a foreign language exam and meet the following distribution requirements:

  • completion of 26:350:503 Introduction to Graduate Literary Study (3)
  • two courses in literature prior to 1800 (6)
  • one course in American literature (3)

Finally, students must pass a comprehensive written exam, based on a core reading list, in order to obtain the degree.

Literaturestudents who choose a concentration in women's and gender studies take this area's two core courses: History and Theory of Women's/Gender Studies and Feminist Research and Methods. In addition, they take two courses in the English master's degree program designated for this purpose and meet all other literature requirements.

See the section on Creative Writing for information about the master of fine arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program.

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