MA in Literary Studies
The MA in literary studies at Colorado State University offers students an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, methods and historical periods. Graduate courses allow students to follow their own interests in fields such as contemporary cultural studies, ecocriticism, critical theory, gender studies, and postcolonial theory. It is designed to facilitate the intellectual growth of future teachers, scholars, and engaged public citizens. Graduates have gone on to highly-ranked PhD programs, publishing houses, and careers in the non-profit sector; whatever your aspirations, the training you receive at CSU will prepare you for a more vibrant future.
Faculty in the literature program approach texts from a broad range of methodological approaches. We have a particular strength in early British and American literatures, ecocriticism and literary theory. Our faculty is committed to maintaining a low ratio of graduate students to professors to ensure that teachers and advisors can devote significant time and attention to each student’s work: we cultivate an intimate environment and challenge every student to reach his or her potential.
Our requirements are modest and focused, and the courses we offer change regularly. We encourage students to use the flexibility of our program to develop an individualized program of study that may be focused on a topic, author, genre, historical period, or an interdisciplinary subject. Students interested in interdisciplinary topics may take courses in other departments and in other programs in the English Department, including courses on topics such as literacy theory, computers and writing, teaching English as a foreign language, creative writing, and English education.
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