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Literature MA

Our traditional “Literary Studies” track begins with an introduction to the theory and practice of literary criticism and research and continues with coursework allowing students to work with faculty in small classes to investigate the discipline of literary studies and the scope of British and American literature from their beginnings to the present day. In this way, the MA program supports students' pursuit of careers in teaching at the K-12 level (or enhances the skills and qualifications of those already teaching); helps prepare students for further advanced study in a doctoral program; and gives them the tools necessary for other careers involving the reading, writing, and analysis of texts.

Curriculum

Required Courses

ENG 598
Research in English
3 credits
ENG 500
Seminar in American Literature
3 credits
ENG 501
Seminar in British Literature
3 credits
ENG 522
Topics in Literary Prosody
3 credits
ENG 530
Topics in Literary Periods
3 credits
ENG 540
Topics in Literature and Theory
3 credits

Plan A (Thesis)

ENG 599
Thesis
3 credits

9 credits of electives at the 400 and 500 levels, with no more than 6 credits at the 400 level, as approved by the faculty adviser.

Plan B (Comprehensive Examination)

12 credits of electives at the 400 and 500 levels, with no more than 6 credits at the 400 level, as approved by the faculty adviser.

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