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Literature (Graduate Certificate)

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.

Literature (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Literature at ODU like?

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.

Program Highlights


What makes Literature at ODU unique?

  • 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

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,660

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

$72,120

MEDIAN SALARY


Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$127,690

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Librarians

$60,760

MEDIAN SALARY


Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Instructor of English, Tidewater Community College and Eastern Shore Community College); Instructor of English, Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport University; Advanced Placement English Teacher, Granby High School and Kempsville High School

Courses


What are some courses offered in Literature at ODU?

ENGL 565:
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE


An investigation of how African American literature has innovated, influenced, and been influenced by literary movements, historical events, social transitions, and political upheavals.

ENGL 615:
Shakespeare


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.

ENGL 735:
Postcolonial Literature and Theory


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.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Literature at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Literature should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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