语言、文学系“, & 文化研究

英语(M.A.)

The Master of Arts in English is designed for (1) those individuals who have the traditional bachelor’s degree in English and allied fields (i.e.、语言艺术、人文学科等.) and wish to supplement that degree with training in literary and rhetorical theory and 人文科学计算, (2) those who now teach on the secondary or collegiate levels and wish to investigate literary and rhetorical theories and practices, and (3) those who wish to pursue doctoral studies upon completion of the master’s degree.这个项目 is distinctive in its emphasis on 人文科学计算 as a research tool and as a system for imparting, 访问, 利用信息. It is further distinctive in its pragmatic approach to the study of 文学, 语言, and rhetoric  because some emphasis will be placed upon how the knowledge and skills learned can be used for utilitarian purposes. 这个项目, 然后, provides a strong background in rhetorical and literary theories and applications, 人文科学计算, 文学, 和语言. It, 因此, provides graduates the opportunities (1) to develop a solid knowledge base in the discipline by enhancing the knowledge and skills needed to explore 文学 和语言 of diverse populations and/or to successfully pursue careers in other fields requiring a strong background in English, (2) to deepen and broaden their knowledge in the discipline, and (3) to streng然后 their analytical and research skills.The course of study for the Master of Arts in English requires 36 semester hours, 包括六个学期的论文. 核心课程包括9个学时:

  • 3 semester hours in research methods and 人文科学计算
  • 3个学期的修辞学理论和实践
  • 三个学期的文学批评和理论

The other 21 semester hours of coursework will be composed of elective courses. 学生将选择

  • 两门研讨会课程(6学时)
  • 2门专题课程(6学时)
  • One course (3 semester hours) in 语言, 文学, or rhetoric
  • 2门额外课程(6学时)

Students at the thesis level will register for the thesis (research) seminar until such time that the thesis is completed.

课程录取和课程先决条件

  1. Students must have a bachelor's degree in English or a related field of study. 拥有英语学位的学生GPA必须达到2.75或以上. If the student does not, have a degree in English, they must have a GPA of 3.25岁或以上方可入场.
  2. Students must provide a 写作 sample detailing their research agenda, 他们的目标, 以及他们希望在这个部门工作的人. 已经为研究生招生提供了提示.
  3. Students that showcase a need for additional English support will be required to enroll in 一个 (1) prerequisite upper-level ENGL course in support of their entry into the program. 
  4. 申请者必须提交入学申请, 支付适当的费用, and submit an official copy of their undergraduate transcript.

项目目标

  1. To provide an avenue for the student of English to keep abreast of current literary and rhetorical theories and practices.
  2. To provide an opportunity for the enhancement of knowledge and skills in the discipline.
  3. To provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to use the new technologies in 访问, 分析, 利用信息, 尤其是电脑.
  4. To provide an opportunity to streng然后 students’ analytical and research skills, enabling them to successfully pursue any of a variety of careers which require the application of such skills.
  5. To provide advanced study and research in English through the study of literary genre, 文学专题, and cross-genre investigation of themes and literary modes—with special attention to the development of critical thinking and assessment skills needed not only in the discipline, but also required by both the academic and non-academic work forces, 尤其是在这些工作队伍中的领导.
  6. To provide an opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to explore 文学 和语言 of diverse populations and to successfully pursue careers in related areas, 比如新闻业, 公共关系, 写作, 等.
  7. 为英语教师提供在职培训.

概述及课程安排

  1. Students pursue core, elective, and any applicable qualifying courses. (This program presupposes that those students who are pursuing or wish to pursue careers in teaching have already met certification requirements.)
  2. Upon completion of 12 semester hours of core and elective courses, students may advance to candidacy.
  3. Upon completion of 21 credits of program requirements (see specific stipulations that follow), students may register for and pass the Graduate Written Comprehensive Examination.

After successfully completing a minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework that count toward the MA in English degree, students should be able to enroll in ENGL 799 and ENGL 800, 只要符合以下条件:

  1. at least 6 of the 21 credits should be core requirements (501, 601, and 737);
  2. at least 6 of the 21 credits should be fulfilling the “Special Topics” requirement;
  3. at least 6 of the 21 credits should be fulfilling the “Seminar” requirement.

项目要求

I. 核心课程

  • 研究方法与人文计算
  • 修辞理论与实践
  • 文学批评与理论

II. 专题课程

至少选择 两个 of the following special topics courses in consultation with advisor.

  • engl710小说专题
  • 诗歌专题
  • 戏剧专题
  • 妇女文学专题
  • ENGL 714 Special Topics in Ethnic/Multicultural Literature
  • 自传体文学专题
  • ENGL 763语言学专题 

3. 研讨会课程

至少选择 两个 of the following seminar courses in consultation with advisor.

  • 加勒比文学讨论会
  • 东方文学研讨会
  • 美国文学研讨会
  • 英国文学研讨会
  • 非裔美国人文学研讨会
  • ENGL 758非洲文学研讨会
  • 世界文学研讨会

IV. 语言或修辞学课程

至少选择 一个 course from the following 语言 or rhetoric courses in consultation with advisor.

  • 高级语法
  • engl760高级合成
  • 修辞,写作和评估
  • ENGL 763语言学专题

Exceptional students who are invited may substitute ENGL 600 Practicum in Teaching College Composition for the above requirement.

V. 额外的选修课

  • 研究方法与人文计算2
  • 修辞理论与实践2

VI. 论文

  • 论文设计与准备
  • 论文设计与准备2
  • ENGL 802论文续篇(可选,一个学分)

合计:36学分

联系

如需更多信息,请联系:

语言文学与文化研究系“,
Dr. Temptaous Mckoy
英语助理教授
301-860-3725
tmckoy@blogs.law.juke-nissan.com 

研究生学习和研究生招生办公室
gradadmissions@blogs.law.juke-nissan.com 
301-860-3406
301-860-3415

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