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World Literature, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
World literature is a discipline that draws together literatures and cultures of a wide variety of countries and regions, including Western and non-Western ones. It emphasizes literatures and cultures of the past (ancient Greece and Rome, for example) as well as the present. 

Overview

The World Literature Program offers comparative courses as well as courses on individual authors, periods, and literatures. The major in world literature requires study in a language other than English, thus emphasizing that literature and language are intimately related. Students learn to examine literature from a truly multi-cultural and multi-lingual standpoint, and they become conversant in the major schools of literary criticism and theory.

In addition, students in the program take courses that investigate visual arts, film, and music. These courses reflect a belief that literature and the arts must be in permanent dialogue, and they provide students with an interdisciplinary perspective in which cultural history and aesthetic history necessarily coexist.The World Literature Program is associated with several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, including classics, cognitive science, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, history, and religious studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Japanese Popular Culture
  • Asian Cinema and Drama
  • Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
  • Latin Prose Authors
  • Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
  • Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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