The M.A. in Literature offers you a rigorous, individualized program of advanced study of literature written in English. You will choose from an array of courses and select a thesis/project or exam option. Although allowed flexibility in your course of study, you are required to complete courses in English, American, and World Literatures, as well as Literary and Critical Theory. Our program is has a variety of goals: to further your understanding of literature, to strengthen your teaching qualifications, to broaden your writing experiences, or to prepare you for doctoral work. Most of all we hope to sharpen your critical abilities and to provide you with the skills that bring a rich and fulfilling intellectual, cultural and social life.
Course of Study effective Fall 2011
Required Courses (35 credits)
|ENG 512 Intro Eng Grad Study (5)||Fall||Fall|
|ENG 515 Critical Studies in American Literature (5)||Fall||Fall|
|ENG 517 Critical Studies in World Literature (5)||Spr.||Spr.|
|ENG 518 Advanced Literary and Critical Theory (5)||Spr.|
|ENG 519 Critical Studies in British Literature (5)||Win.||Win.|
Students who choose the Thesis/Project Option and who have the requisite GPA (see link below) may complete a research thesis or a creative writing project. In all cases, students will create, in conjunction with a three-member faculty thesis/project committee, a reading list for their thesis/project that includes both texts central to their thesis/project and texts that contextualize their thesis/project within their chosen field of study. After completing their thesis/project, students must pass an oral exam administered by the committee over the thesis/project and its place in the field of study. Download GPA requirements for theses or creative writing projects
Students who choose the Exam Option create, in conjunction with a three-member faculty exam committee, an individualized reading list of the material covered in that student's course work and must pass a comprehensive written examination developed by the committee over that material. Download exam procedures.
Total Credits : 48
Shannon Wilson (M.A. English 2007, B.A. English 2005) is now an Assistant Professor at Pierce CollegAlumni News
Stephanie Keahey (formerly Nielson), who completed our Writing Specialization in 2013, has publishedFaculty News
Joe Powell's collection of poems, Preamble to the Afterlife, has been published by March Street Pres