Master of Arts in English (1 Year)

The Department of English and Humanities at ULAB is a forward-looking and globally connected academic platform that offers an MA in English. This program is designed to give students a solid foundation for building critical and cultural awareness, and open unfamiliar worlds and exciting new ways of thinking.

Students can enroll in the 1-year or 2-year MA in English program that offers them a choice from three tracks:

Track 1: Literature and Cultural Studies
Track 2: Language and Applied Linguistics
Track 3: Literature and Creative Writing

Course Requirements for the 1-year degree program in all tracks:

Core 6 courses 18 credits
Electives 4 courses 12 credits
Dissertation 1 course 06 credits
Total
11 courses
36 credits

 

Course Requirements for the 2-year degree program in all tracks:

Core 6 courses 18 credits
Electives 8 courses 24 credits
Dissertation
1 course 06 credits
Total 15 courses
48 credits

 

COURSES
Core Courses: Literature and Cultural Studies
(6 courses / 18 credits to be completed, and dissertation for 6 credits)

ENG 501 Research and Study Methods
ENG 502 Advanced Literary Theory
ENG 503 The Cultural Construction of Shakespeare
ENG 504 Literature and Media
ENG 505 Approaches to Cultural Theory
ENG 506 Reading Contemporary Transnational Literature
ENG 599 Dissertation

Electives (4/8 courses or 12/24 credits)
Students in the 1-year program choose any four of the courses from the list of electives.
Students in the 2-year program choose any eight of which some may be prerequisites for other courses.

ENG 516 Translation Studies
ENG 517 Reading Cultures
ENG 518 Writing for the Media
ENG 519 Studies in Popular Culture
ENG 520 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 521 Sociolinguistics (Req. for 3-year BA graduates/students of other disciplines)
ENG 522 Psycholinguistics (Req. for 3-year BA graduates/students of other disciplines)
ENG 523 Modern Poetry and Theory
ENG 524 Contemporary Literatures in English
ENG 525 Representing Gender: Women Writers
ENG 526 Old and Middle English Studies
ENG 527 The American Renaissance
ENG 528 Readings in 17th Century Literature
ENG 529 Literature and Ideas
ENG 530 Graphic Novels and Graphic Cultures
ENG 531 History of Ideas
ENG 532 Special Author Study and Literary Project
ENG 597 Independent Study/Colloquium

Core Courses: Language and Applied Linguistics
(6 courses / 18 credits to be completed, and dissertation for 6 credits)

ENG 507 Research Methods for English Language Learning and Teaching
ENG 508 Grammar for English Language Teaching
ENG 509 Theories on First and Second Language Acquisition
ENG 510 Critical Approaches to Syllabus Design
ENG 511 English Language Learning and Teaching
ENG 512 Linguistics for English Language Teaching
ENG599 Dissertation

Electives (4/8 courses or 12/24 credits)
Students in the 1-year program choose any four of the courses from the list of electives.
Students in the 2-year program choose any eight of which some may be prerequisites for other courses.

ENG 533 Language and Culture (Req. for 3-year BA graduates/students of other disciplines)
ENG 534 Language and Cognition (Req. for 3-year BA graduates/students of other disciplines)
ENG 535 Testing and Assessment for English Language Teaching
ENG 536 Technology and Learner Autonomy
ENG 537 Teaching Listening and Speaking
ENG 538 World Englishes
ENG 539 Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics for Teaching
ENG 540 Materials Development for English Language Teaching
ENG 541 Teaching Skills Workshop
ENG 542 Contexts and Strategies for English Language Teaching
ENG 543 Statistics for Educational Research
ENG 544 Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics
ENG 545 Comparative Linguistics
ENG 546 Teaching Practicum and Classroom Management
ENG 597 Independent Study/Colloquium

Core Courses: Literature and Creative Writing
(6 courses / 18 credits to be completed, and dissertation for 6 credits) Students will choose 2 workshops from the options provided

ENG 503 The Cultural Construction of Shakespeare
ENG 506 Reading Contemporary Transnational Literature
ENG 513 Advanced Critical Reading I: Fiction & Creative Non-fiction
ENG 514 Advanced Critical Reading II: Poetry & Drama
ENG 515 Colonial and Postcolonial Discourses
ENG 525 Representing Gender: Women Writers
ENG 599 Dissertation

Electives (4/8 courses or 12/24 credits)
Students in the 1-year program choose any four of the courses from the list of electives.
Students in the 2-year program choose any eight of which some may be prerequisites for other courses.

ENG 516 Translation Studies
ENG 524 Contemporary Literatures in English
ENG 529D Literature and the Environment
ENG 531 History of Ideas
ENG 538 World Englishes
ENG 545 Comparative Linguistics
ENG 547 Writing Poetry
ENG 548 Fiction Writing
ENG 549 Writing Creative Non-Fiction
ENG 550 Playwriting
ENG 551 Screenwriting for Film and TV
ENG 552 Experiments in Fiction (Modernist & Postmodernist)
ENG 553 Technology and the Writer
ENG 554 Readings in Literary Translation
ENG 555 Advanced Readings in South Asian Fiction & Non-fiction in English
ENG 556 Advanced Readings in South Asian Poetry & Drama in English
ENG 557 Gender Politics
ENG 597 Independent Study/Colloquium