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Graduate Program - Text/Community/Discourse
Graduate Program Director
Professor James Allard firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of Program
This Program includes a preferred Major Research Paper option and is designed to be completed in twelve months. A thesis option is also available under exceptional circumstances, with approval of the Graduate Director. The Major Research Paper option requires six courses plus a Research Paper; the Thesis Option requires four courses plus a thesis.
Graduates of the MA program have been accepted into doctoral programs at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University, the University of Saskatchewan, Dalhousie University, Southern Methodist University, and Memorial University.
As mutually informing concepts, the terms of our Field - "text,""community" and "discourse" - suggest the power of texts to reflect and to shape both communities of origin and communities of reception. The Program also focuses critical attention on the kinds of negotiation - both material and theoretical - attending the production, performance and reception of texts. Literary and textual problems acquire richer significance when viewed in relation to the ways in which texts, both literary and non-literary, are produced and used in the often conflicting discourses that constitute the culture of a community.
The field is strongly supported by the Department's research expertise. Department members are currently actively researching the intersections of texts, communities and discourses in a wide range of areas.
This Program includes a preferred Major Research Paper Option and is designed to be completed in twelve months. A thesis option is also available under exceptional circumstances, with approval of the Graduate Director.
Major Research Paper Option
All students are required to take the two core courses, ENGL 5P00 and 5P01. Major Research Paper students must take four additional courses, from the variable topics offerings.
Research Paper students will, with the guidance of the Graduate Director, arrange for a supervisor and a second reader and shall choose a topic in consultation with the supervisor, the second reader and the Graduate Director.
All students are required to take the two core courses, ENGL 5P00 and 5P01. Thesis students take two additional courses, from the variable topics offerings.
A Thesis student may, with the permission of the Graduate Director, arrange for a thesis supervisor; the student and the supervisor will, with a supervisory committee appointed by the Graduate Director, choose a thesis topic.