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American University Catalog 2017-2018

Literature (MA)


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Offered by the Department of Literature , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants should have a grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate literature courses. The Graduate Record General Examination is required. An undergraduate major in literature is desirable, but applications from candidates who have majored in other fields will also be considered, provided that substantial study of literature has been done. Two letters of recommendation and a sample of critical writing are required. Part-time as well as full-time students are welcome in the program.

Degree Requirements


  • 36 credit hours of approved graduate work
  • Capstone Experience: LIT-793 Directed Research in Literature (3) . Capstone consists of either a mentored scholarly essay or a written field exam
  • Concentrations: General, Interdisciplinary, Predoctoral, or Teaching

Course Requirements


Concentrations (9 credit hours)


Complete one of the following:

General


  • 9 additional graduate credit hours in literature

Interdisciplinary


  • 9 graduate credit hours in another department or departments, in a individually-designed program of study as approved by the MA program director

Predoctoral


Teaching


Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)


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