M.A. in English

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The degree of Master of Arts with a major in English is designed to satisfy the needs of a variety of students; those who wish to prepare themselves for college teaching on the freshman and sophomore levels or for continuation into doctoral studies; those who are currently high school English teachers and wish to broaden their knowledge of their specialty; those who plan to enter high school teaching; and those who wish to receive training in professional writing. Students may concentrate in English or American literature and language; in creative or professional writing; in rhetoric; in linguistics or ESOL studies; in folklore; or in American culture, which emphasizes American literature with additional coursework in other American studies such as history or sociology.

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Among the most highly valued skills in today's job market and in our constantly changing world are the art of oral and written communication, a keen sense of critical analysis and reasoning and the ab ... Read More

Among the most highly valued skills in today's job market and in our constantly changing world are the art of oral and written communication, a keen sense of critical analysis and reasoning and the ability to employ creative ways to solve problems. Our liberal arts program teaches you how to operate a very special piece of machinery: your mind. It teaches you judgment, historical perspective, the ability to reason, and the art of communication. These four skills are more necessary than ever to meet the challenges of the future. Liberal arts majors take a diverse cross-section of courses, such as history, modern languages, philosophy, mathematics and science, English, computer science, astronomy and psychology, to name only a few. This array of courses gives you a perspective on the past, an understanding of the present, and the flexibility to face the challenges of the future. We believe that a liberal arts education with its emphasis on learning to learn, and on critical thinking, is the best preparation for careers and for life in a changing world. Read less