English - Master of Arts (M.A.) - Literature
Master of Arts (M.A.) - English - Literature
College of Humanities and Sciences
Degree Specific Credits: 36
Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Catalog Year: 2022-23
The M.A. in Literature Option provides an advanced literary education for students thinking of eventually applying to a Ph.D. program elsewhere, for individuals pursuing a career in secondary teaching, and for experienced secondary teachers seeking to develop their expertise in the subject.
The English department also offers an M.A. in Ecocriticism Option that provides a foundation in the study of literature’s relationship to environmental issues.
M.A. students select graduate seminars in American, British, comparative and ethnic literatures, as well as in critical theory, cultural studies, poetics, environmental literature, postcolonial studies, and other areas. After three semesters, typically, of intensive coursework, their work culminates in a research thesis or portfolio project.
Complete 15 credits from the following courses:
Special Topics in Ecocriticism
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in Comparative Literature
Nature, Language and Politics
Complete 15 credits from the following options:
Graduate Independent Study
WRIT 540 (for teaching assistants)
Teaching College Level Composition
400-level UG LIT classes
500-level LIT seminars
approved graduate coursework in other programs (G or UG, not exceeding 9 credits)
Minimum Required Grade: C