What will I study?
The Master of Arts degree in English provides advanced study in literary texts, in periods and backgrounds, and in literary and composition theory. It offers theoretical and practical instruction in the teaching of composition and of English as a second language and prepares students for additional advanced degrees and teaching, and it supports the goals of the Division of English. This program requires 30 credits.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Incorporate skills in reading, research, and communication into teaching situations. Acquire a thorough familiarity with the history of the English language and literature.
-- Implement and assess the validity of the methods of professional literary scholarship.
-- Analyze a broad range of literary forms.
-- Employ in critical writing the analytical research skills appropriate for professional situations and properly apply the conventions of professional academic discourse.
-- Formulate a mature Christian response to issues surrounding the study of literature.
What classes will I take?
The following courses are required:
- History of the English Language
- Structure of Modern English
- Literary Research
- Literary Theory: The Modern Era
- English Electives (500/600-level) (12 credits)
6 hours of course work must be selected from the following:
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