The ASP requires a student to take 8 courses across the course of the year. To complete their Advanced Major in English, 6 of these courses must be from the English department.
That is, a student needs 32 credits in all to graduate with an ASP degree. While you receive 24 credits from the courses required by the English programme, you need to take courses (either from the English department or from other departments) worth 8 more credits to be able to graduate with an ASP degree.
The 24 credits required for an Advanced Major in English are distributed as follows:
- An ASP will enroll for the graduate pro-seminar each semester. The proseminar aids in preparing your thesis in the Monsoon, and writing your dissertation in the Spring. The thesis will be a part of these courses. The proseminar is worth 8 credits.
- An ASP is required to take 2 4000-level electives, 1 each in the Monsoon and Spring. That is, all ASP students are required to sign-up for at least 1 4000-level seminar over and above the Proseminar each semester.
- The other 8 credits can either be fulfilled by the Teaching Practicum, which will allow them to TA for courses (limited to 1 course per semester); or they can be fulfilled by taking 2 other 4000-level graduate seminars.
Note: 1000/2000/3000-level electives do not count as electives for the Advanced Major. They can be only taken over and above these 24 credits.
The semesters for an ASP student will look like this:
|Teaching Practicum/4000-level elective
||Teaching Practicum/4000-level elective
|Any 4-credit course of your choice
||Any 4-credit course of your choice