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Easily completed in one calendar year, this certificate gives students who already hold at least a master’s degree in a different field the 18 hours of graduate study in literature that are the minimum requirement for teaching that subject at the post-secondary level in Virginia.
Gives students a grounding in the history and cultural significance of American, British, and other literary traditions written primarily in English
Includes focused study of culturally diverse literary traditions, such as African-American, Native American, Asian American, and World literatures
Gives students comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the various methodologies for interpreting literary works that literary scholars have developed
Offers students curricular flexibility in choosing which areas of literature they wish to focus on
Affords students the choice to take an additional twelve hours and complete requirements for the M. A. in English—Literature Emphasis degree
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
An investigation of how African American literature has innovated, influenced, and been influenced by literary movements, historical events, social transitions, and political upheavals.
An application of advanced theoretical and critical approaches to Shakespeare's works. May be repeated more than once for credit if different group of works or themes is being studied.
An examination of the discourse of postcolonial critical theory literature produced in postcolonial, diasporic and global contexts. Prerequisite: Any equivalent graduate level critical theory course or instructor permission.
Students entering the Certificate program in Literature should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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