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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

English (MA)

Mission

The MA in English requires 30-36 semester hours and is designed for those planning to pursue a doctorate; to teach in community colleges, technical institutes, or some undergraduate colleges; and to work in non-academic settings. Three plans of study beyond the core requirements for the degree are offered: (1) thesis plan, (2) teaching composition plan, and (3) minor field plan.

M.A. Specific Goal 1: To develop the research methodology and critical thinking skills needed for the study of literary and rhetorical texts.

Goal 2: To demonstrate a familiarity with literary, cultural, and/or rhetorical theory to inform the critical study of discourse in English.

Goal 3: To analyze literatures in English and the critical discourse about the texts under consideration.

Goal 4: To identify and construct a specialized area of study either in literary or rhetorical research (thesis plan), pedagogy (teaching composition plan), publishing (writing and editing plan), or another appropriate discipline (minor plan).


Learning Outcomes

Research Methodology
To apply the research methodology needed for the critical study of the literatures, rhetoric, or language of English.

Analysis
To demonstrate a familiarity with literary, cultural, and/or rhetorical theory to inform the critical study of discourse in English.

Content Knowledge
To summarize the multiple fields of English and the current issues within them.

Teaching Composition Plan
To examine the teaching methods of others and to employ them in an educational setting.

Writing for Thesis Plan
To compose an argument related to a critical issue in English Studies.

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