College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2015-2016

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Program Coordinator: Professor Terry Rowden

Building 2S, Room 202



Telephone: 718.982.3660

The program is designed for students who wish to enlarge their knowledge of English and U.S. literature, to improve their critical skills in literature and in writing, and/or to improve their skills as high school teachers of English. It is of interest to recent graduates, to students who wish to resume their education, and to teachers with initial certification who wish to deepen their knowledge of English as they complete the master’s degree.

Two options are offered, one with a concentration in literature and one with a concentration in rhetoric. Students electing the literature option will take at least five courses in literature (ENG 700-level courses); students electing the rhetoric option may take three courses in linguistics or writing (ENG 600-level courses).

For students who are not pursuing teacher certification, 30 credits are required for the degree. For students with initial certification desiring professional certification as high school teachers of English, 34 credits are required for the degree.

English Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited institution
  2. At least 32 credits of undergraduate courses in English (excluding freshman composition)
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or a grade point average of 3.0 (B) in English courses
  4. Two letters of recommendation from English professors and a one to two page personal statement that discusses the academic experiences that have prepared you for graduation education in English.
  5. A minimum 8-10 page paper written for an English course with verified authorship.

The Graduate Record Examination is not required for admission.

Students may be admitted conditionally with the approval of the coordinator of the English MA program; their admission will be reviewed after completion of two courses

English Degree Requirements

  1. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) in all coursework
  2. A grade of at least Pass (P) on two approved master’s papers and master’s examination

    Of the 30 credits required for students who are not pursuing professional certification as high school teachers of English, students can pursue the Literature or Rhetoric Option.

    Literature Option: seven courses (28 credits), including at least five courses in literature (700-level courses) that must include at least one course in English literature before 1800.

    Rhetoric Option: seven courses (28 credits), including three in linguistics, writing, or the teaching of writing (6XX). Four courses in literature (7XX), at least one course in English literature before 1800.

    All students must enroll in ENG 892 (2 credits), which concludes with the exit examination.

  3. Of the 34 credits required for students who have received initial certification and who desire professional certification as high school teachers of English, seven four-credit courses are chosen from either the Literature or Rhetoric options above, four credits are taken in the Department of Education, and two credits of independent study (ENG 892) are awarded after passing the master’s examination.

    Four credits taken in the Department of Education:

    EDS 692 Advanced Methods of Teaching Secondary School English (3 credits)

    Independent Study in Education (1 credit)

    Students must also take eight credits of English courses linking content and pedagogy
    chosen from the following:

    ENG 686 The Teaching of Writing (4 credits);

    ENG 630 Writing Across the Curriculum (4 credits);

    ENG 682 Modern Grammar (4 credits);

    ENG 683 Sociolinguistics (4 credits);

    ENG 687 Models of Second Language Acquisition (4 credits).

  4. Two master’s papers

    The two master’s papers will be course papers. Candidates will choose them in consultation with their instructors and, upon approval, submit them to the coordinator of the English MA Program. The papers will be read by two faculty members and graded Honors, Pass, or Fail. The first paper is to be submitted before enrolling in the fourth course and the second paper before enrolling in the seventh course. Both papers must pass before a student takes the master’s examination. A student may register for ENG 892 after paper one passes and paper two has been accepted.

  5. Master’s examination (2 credits)

    The master’s examination is intended to provide candidates an opportunity for further reading and independent study and to test their ability to read, interpret, and synthesize. They will select three of their courses for this examination and will be expected to answer questions with reference to works both assigned in those courses and on the supplementary reading lists provided by their instructors. Candidates with the Rhetoric Option may elect linguistics or writing for two of their three courses.

    The master’s examination is a three-hour written examination and is graded Honors, Pass, or Fail. Credit for two hours of independent study will be awarded upon passing.

  6. Honors

    To earn the degree with Honors, a grade point average of 3.5 and grades of Honors on the master’s examination and at least one of the master’s papers are required.

The MA in English at CSI is not a research-oriented degree.

There is no foreign language requirement for the MA in English at CSI. Students planning to continue graduate studies beyond the MA, however, should take note that most doctoral programs in English require a reading knowledge of at least two foreign languages, and The City University Graduate Center requires three, one ancient (Greek or Latin) and two modern.

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Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

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Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

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Master of Science in Childhood Education (MSEd)

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Post Master's Advanced Certificate for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence: 9 credits

Doctoral Nursing Courses

BIO 670 Pathophysiological Concepts in Health and Illness

NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology

NRS 700 Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 701 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 702 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning

NRS 703 Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

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NRS 705 Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

NRS 706 Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research

NRS 711 Health Care Program Development

NRS 712 Nurse as Educator

NRS 720 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Community Settings

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NRS 730 Evidence Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

NRS 750 Curriculum in Nursing

NRS 754 Evaluation in Nursing Education

NRS 755 Application of Leadership Models in Professional Practice

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NRS 757 Professional Nursing Bioethics

NRS 758 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education

NRS 759 Clinical Finance & Management

NRS 760 Practicum in Nursing Education

NRS 761 Advanced Therapeutics

NRS 762 Integrative Practice Proposal (Capstone I)

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NRS 799 Thesis Option

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

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Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography & Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

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