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This concentration, which offers a comprehensive grounding in literary and cultural studies and critical theory, prepares students for careers in community college and four-year university teaching, public media, and a variety of jobs in the public sphere. It also prepares students for advanced literary and cultural studies at the Ph.D. level. For students in other programs this concentration offers as well a Certificate in Literature, which helps to qualify them for secondary school teaching.
The MA in Literature offers learning opportunities in education, environmental sustainability, indigenous studies, ethnic and gender diversity and other skills that will prepare students for a diverse range of employment and leadership positions.
This class offers an investigation of Native American literature both past and present and seeks to foster an appreciation for indigenous cultures, traditions, and the ongoing concerns that inform so much of Native literary output. By privileging Native centered approaches to narrative and history-keeping, the course hopes to promote a greater understanding of the issues Native peoples faced in the colonial milieu and the continued implications of those histories for Native communities and indigenous identities today.
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 Master of Arts 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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Students have the option of applying for a Graduate Assistantship offering a stipend against tuition while gaining experience in research, tutoring, or in the classroom.
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With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.