University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

English M.A. - Ecocriticism

Master of Arts - English; Ecocriticism Concentration


Course Requirements and Seminars30
Total Hours36

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • The option is for students interested in how literature shapes our understanding of the environment and vice-versa.
  • The option is designed to prepare students who intend to pursue Ph.D. work in Literature and the Environment and/or to assist those who wish to incorporate a concern for ecological and social justice issues within their pedagogy.

Course Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
LIT 422Ecocritical Theory & Practice3
LIT 502Special Topics in Ecocriticism3
LIT 520Seminar in British Literature3
LIT 521Seminar in American Literature3
LIT 522Seminar in Comparative Literature3
LIT 524Nature, Language and Politics3
LIT 599Thesis6
At least four additional upper-division courses:12
Another seminar
400-level UG LIT classes
Teaching College Level Composition
Independent Study coursework
Coursework in other programs
Total Hours36

Minimum Required Grade: C