2016-2017 Catalog

M.A. in English Learning Goals

Literature Track and Creative Writing Track

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct advanced research in a literary, linguistic, or theoretical/critical area.
  2. Students will produce effective critical, analytic writing that situates an argument within a larger critical or theoretical context and that correctly incorporates secondary sources according to MLA guidelines.
  3. Students in the M. A. literature program will demonstrate expertise in one or two specific areas through substantial critical writing, either in the form of a thesis or a comprehensive examination.
  4. Students in the M. A. Creative Writing program will demonstrate a mastery of the theories and techniques of poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction by producing a thesis of original, publishable quality work in one or more of these genres.