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

Notes/Description

  • 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.

Summary

Course Requirements/Seminars/Options

30

Thesis

6

Total Hours

36


Course Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 15 credits from the following courses:

LIT 502

Special Topics in Ecocriticism

3

LIT 520

Seminar in British Literature

3

LIT 521

Seminar in American Literature

3

LIT 522

Seminar in Comparative Literature

3

LIT 524

Nature, Language and Politics

3

Complete 15 credits from the following options:

LIT 596

Graduate Independent Study

1-9

WRIT 540 (for teaching assistants)

Teaching College Level Composition

3

400-level UG LIT classes

500-level LIT seminars

approved graduate coursework in other programs (G or UG, not exceeding 9 credits)

LIT 599

Thesis

6

Total Hours

36

Minimum Required Grade: C