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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Faculty of Graduate Studies Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities English Graduate Programs
English Graduate Programs

Department of English

Associate Professor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities G.H. Siddall
Associate Professor and Chair J.A. Leggatt
   
MA (ENGLISH)   
Graduate Co-ordinator
D.W. Hayes
Core: Master's Thesis Supervisory   
  P. Allingham (Education),
  A.G. den Otter,
  K. Fedderson,
  M. Flegel,
  J.H. Gellert (Emeritus),
  A. Guttman,
  D.W. Hayes,
  F.M. Holmes,
  D. Ivison,
  J.A. Leggatt,
  C. Parkes,
  S. Pound,
  J.M. Richardson,
  G.H. Siddall,
  B. Stolar,
  R. Warburton
Core: Master's Non-Thesis Supervisory   
  D. Hannah
Non-Core: Limited Membership  
  J. Roth

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH

Candidates are accepted under the regulations governing the Master's degrees (see page 267-269) provided they also satisfy the requirements of the department.
(a) Theory Requirement
As prerequisites and/or co-requisites for graduate work, candidates must have taken/be taking at least one FCE in literary and cultural theory, such as English 2903 or its equivalent. Should the candidates be lacking in this area, they must take one FCE in literary and cultural theory, normally English 2903, in addition to the other courses in order to qualify for the Master of Arts degree.
(b) Candidates should communicate with the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of English concerning offerings for the ensuing year.
(c) Thesis, research-project, and creative-project program candidates should also discuss possible thesis, research-project, or creative-project topics with the Graduate Coordinator of the department in order that a thesis, research-project, or creative-project supervisor may be assigned.
(d) Applications for entrance into the Master of Arts program should be submitted by February 1. Late applications may be considered for admission, but may not be eligible for funding.

 

PROGRAMS

The English Department offers 5 programs of study at the graduate level: the thesis program, the research-project program, the creative-project program, the course-work program, and the collaborative Women's Studies program, all of which involve four FCEs.

The Thesis Program:
To fulfill the thesis option, the student must successfully complete English 5790, three additional half courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level, and a thesis (two FCEs) for a total of 4 FCEs.
Full-time thesis students should observe the following schedule:
1. secure a supervisor by February 1 and submit a thesis proposal, as approved by the supervisor, to the Graduate Committee for its approval no later than by May 1 of the first year in the program;
2. submit the revised version of the thesis proposal, if necessary, as approved by the supervisor, to the Graduate Committee for its approval no later than September 1 of the second year in the program;
3. submit a thesis progress form to the Graduate Committee no later than December 1 of the second year in the program;
4. submit the completed thesis for examination by the internal examiner no later than February 15 of the second year in the program;
5. submit the completed thesis for examination by the external examiner no later than March 1 of the second year in the program.
Part-time students are expected to follow the same process but over a slightly longer time (see Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master's Regulations, Period of Study).

The Research-Project Program:
To fulfill the research-project option, the student must successfully complete English 5790, five additional half-courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level, and a research project (1 FCE) for a total of 4 FCEs. Full-time research-project students should secure a supervisor and submit a research-project proposal to the Graduate Committee for its approval no later than two months prior to the beginning of the term in which the research project will be completed. Students who fail to complete the research project in one term will be required to drop the research project and change to the course-work program and complete two half-courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level in the following term.
Part-time students are expected to proceed at a slower pace but within the time limits specified in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master's Regulations, Period of Study.

The Creative-Project Program:
To fulfill the creative-project option, the student must successfully complete English 5790, five additional half-courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level, and a creative project (1 FCE) for a total of 4 FCEs. Full-time creative-project students should secure a supervisor and submit a creative-project proposal and writing portfolio to the Graduate Committee no later than two months prior to the beginning of the term in which the creative project will be completed. Students who fail to complete the creative project in one term will be required to drop the creative project and change to the course-work program and complete two half-course (or of the Fall term of their second year for the courses that remain to be taken to complete the requirements for the degree. Part-time students are expelcted to proceed at a slower pace but within the time limits specified in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master's Regulations, Period of Study.

The Course-work Program:
To fulfill the course-work option, the student must successfully complete English 5790 and seven additional half-courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level for a total of 4 FCEs.
Full-time students who select the course-work stream must have registered by the beginning of the Fall term of their second year for the courses that remain to be taken to complete the requirements for the degree.
Part-time students are expected to proceed at a slower pace but within the time limits specified in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master's Regulations, Period of Study.

COLLABORATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATION IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
To fulfill the Women's Studies option, the student must successfully complete Women's Studies 5101 and English 5790, as well as satisfy the following requirements:
Thesis students will take an elective half-course in English at the graduate level and write a thesis (2 FCEs) upon a subject related to both English and Women's Studies, for a total of 4 FCEs.
Research-Project students will take three elective half-courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level and write a research project (1 FCE) upon a subject related to both English and Women's Studies, for a total of 4 FCEs.
Creative-Project students will take three elective half-courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level and write a creative project (1 FCE) of relevance to Women's Studies, for a total of 4 FCEs.
Course-work students will take five elective half-courses (or the equivalent) in English at the graduate level for a total of 4 FCEs. Two of the major papers written for these graduate course(s) must be focused on a subject related to Women's Studies. One page proposals must be approved by an English-based Women Studies subcommittee no later than six weeks into the term(s).
See the Graduate Specialization in Women's Studies.

Note:
It is possible for a student to change from one MA program to the other provided that he/she secures the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee.