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Master of Arts in English

Upon completion of the program, all students will be able to:

  1. Construct an advanced scholarly argument about a subject situated within at least one period of English Literature
  2. Construct an advanced scholarly argument about a subject situated within at least one period of American literature
  3. Construct an advanced scholarly argument about a subject situated within at least one area of World literature

Literature Track students will be able to:

  1. Participate in the literary-critical conversation
  2. Practice standards and techniques of advanced academic research and writing
  3. Discuss and respond appropriately to questions about their advanced project argument.

Creative Writing Track students will be able to:

  1. Employ professional standards in constructive critical commentary on peer writing and in revising their own work in required workshop courses
  2. Practice forms and techniques in the genres of poetry and prose.
  3. Articulate the place of their own work in contemporary literary practices

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