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Master of Arts in English Language and Literature - Literature Emphasis

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The mission of the Master of Arts in English Language and Literature is to enrich students' comprehension of English literature and the complexities of the English language. Graduates of this program are thoroughly equipped with analytical and conceptual skills for advanced graduate studies in English, as well as for pursuing careers in foreign language teaching, program administration, and communications.


Program Educational Objectives

The program will prepare students to:

  1. 1.Deepen their knowledge of English literature and culture across time and place.
  2. 2. Undertake complex analysis of written texts and other forms of discourse and identify the ways in which meaning is generated.
  3. 3.Display critical, self-reflexive and ethically-grounded thinking and judgment.
  4. 4.Pursue doctoral studies in a variety of fields that build on their knowledge of English studies.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  1. 1.Demonstrate specialized knowledge of the broad field of English literary studies, from canonical and non-canonical perspectives.
  2. 2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of, and ability to apply, diverse critical approaches to the study of literature.
  3. 3.Analyze tensions in literary and cultural contexts.
  4. 4.Apply key academic research techniques to writing and speaking successfully.
  5. 5.Analyze new, complex and unpredictable texts that require a broad range of critical and analytical skills for understanding.



Graduation Requirements

To meet the criteria for the Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, with a Literature Emphasis, students must successfully complete 30 credits with an overall average of 3.0/4.0, which includes the submission and defense of a thesis. Additionally, they are required to attain a minimum passing grade of "C" in graduate-level courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 across all courses taken for the graduate program, with no more than 2 "C" grades permitted per program.


Minimum Cumulative GPA
Total 30 Credits
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