English MA

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary genres, traditions, and texts.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how literature is read and interpreted through various historical, theoretical, and other extra-textual perspectives.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of current issues in the discipline, including an awareness of the ways in which texts are situated in literary and cultural debates.

  4. Demonstrate an ability to define and carry out a major research project, including drafting a proposal and bibliography, conducting extensive research in primary and secondary texts, selecting an appropriate critical lens, and writing multiple drafts to complete an article-length study.

  5. Demonstrate an awareness of one's own reading, writing, and analytical practices as processes; translate self-reflection on one's own strengths and weaknesses as a critic/writer into effective practices of revision and oral commentary on research.