M.A. Literature and Writing Studies Student Learning Outcomes
Graduate students in the Department of Literature and Writing Studies (LTWR) develop
theoretical knowledge and practice critical reading and writing in the field. The
program has been designed so that graduates should be able to:
Closely analyze texts at an advanced level, using a range of critical and theoretical
Interrogate theoretically the historical, political, and social conditions of texts
from local and global literary traditions, with attention to the formation of canons
Proficiently read and interpret texts in at least one language other than one's native
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of and ability to engage in the theories and practices
that inform the fields of literature, composition pedagogy, and creative writing.
Demonstrate knowledge of professional practices such as disseminating scholarship/creative
activities through conferences and publications.
Write a theoretically informed critical or creative writing thesis that enriches the
field of literature and/or writing studies.