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 satisfy the requirements for the Master of Arts in English Language and Literature Emphasis, the student must complete 30 credits with an overall average of 3.0/4.0 including submitting and defending a thesis.