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Learning Outcomes

The Masters of Arts 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 Masters of Arts 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 rhetoric and composition 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 contemporary critical dialogue.

•    The ability to present it persuasively and coherently with individual voice and style.


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