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The Masters degree in English builds upon the skills acquired as an undergraduate:
• Read, interpret, and write about a diverse range of texts in English, for example literature, film, digital media, and popular culture.
• Understand those texts analytically and critically.
• Understand those texts on the basis of careful close reading.
• Understand those texts through past and current literary theory.
• Understand that those texts are culturally constructed in time, place, and tradition.
• Understand how those texts inform culture.
• Participate in the critical and cultural discourses of English.
• Participate clearly and appropriately through multiple spoken and written forms.
Students who receive a master's degree in English from the University of Wyoming will be able to demonstrate all of these skills at a more professional level, which will include:
• A solid grounding in either Composition and Rhetoric or Literary Studies.
• The ability to participate actively in the theoretical discussions central to the field.
• The ability to conduct independent research.
• The ability to construct a sustained sophisticated and original argument on a specialized topic.
• The ability to situate that argument professionally in the critical dialogue.
• The ability to present it persuasively and coherently with individual voice and style.