Department of English

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Master's of English Literature Master's of English Literature Master's of English Literature

English MA Program Outcomes

 

Students will

  • construct a sound argument, supporting effectively and appropriately a valid claim about the material addressed;

  • discuss effectively the literary aspects of a prose work or works, such as tone, point of view, characterization, imagery, etc;

  • employ technical language and appropriate literary terminology in service of a clear, effective treatment of material discussed;

  • analyze a work or works effectively from the perspective of genre;

  • offer persuasive and technically accurate close readings of poetry, including analysis of prosody and other formal features;

  • construct an effective analysis of a work or works informed by the tenets of a literary theory;

  • analyze a work or works effectively from the perspective of the cultural issues it addresses (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, etc.);

  • analyze a work or works considering accurately their engagement with relevant historical periods;

  • read effectively and incorporate successfully into their own arguments secondary material treating the works they address

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