The program will prepare students to:
- 1.Deepen their knowledge of English literature and culture across time and place.
- 2. Undertake complex analysis of written texts and other forms of discourse and identify the ways in which meaning is generated.
- 3.Display critical, self-reflexive and ethically-grounded thinking and judgment.
- 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.Demonstrate specialized knowledge of the broad field of English literary studies, from canonical and non-canonical perspectives.
- 2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of, and ability to apply, diverse critical approaches to the study of literature.
- 3.Analyze tensions in literary and cultural contexts.
- 4.Apply key academic research techniques to writing and speaking successfully.
- 5.Analyze new, complex and unpredictable texts that require a broad range of critical and analytical skills for understanding.
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.