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MA English

The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers a general program of study leading to the Master's of Arts in English. Courses are taught in the evening, to accommodate working professionals, with three to four courses offered each fall and spring semester. 

Program Goals

The general goals of the English Master's of Arts program are to prepare students for success and advancement in careers in teaching, writing, and scholarship and to develop their knowledge and skills in the discipline of English studies to professional levels in the following areas.

  • The study of literature in depth.
  • Aspects of literary history and cultural studies.
  • Literary criticism and theories of reading and interpretation.
  • Theories of writing and rhetoric.
  • Practical writing skills in a range of professional and creative genres.
  • Research techniques for and understanding of the discipline of English studies.
  • Pedagogical theories and techniques for various aspects and levels of English studies.

For more academic information contact Dr. Cynthia Taylor, English Graduate Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator, 719.549.2312.

Application

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrates professional level of competency in the study of literature.
  2. Incorporates theories and strategies of literary and rhetorical criticism at a professional level.
  3. Reveals professional-level writing skills appropriate to the genre(s) of the work.
  4. Employs research strategies for English studies in a professional manner.
  5. Manifests professional understanding of pedagogical theories and strategies appropriate to English.
  6. Ability to speak in informed and articulate ways about a range of theory, research, and resources relevant to literature, language, rhetoric, and composition studies.
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