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Literature and Writing Studies

California State University San Marcos

12 months
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16680 USD/year
16680 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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About

The California State University San Marcos Literature and Writing Studies Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree.

Overview

Our mission is to prepare students for study at the doctoral level, for teaching at the community college level, and for occupations in the private and public sectors that require a high degree of literacy.

Rather than offering an emphasis in literature or writing studies at the master’s level, our program aims to balance and integrate these activities. Since we read writing and write reading, we see no purpose in studying one without the other. To do so would deny the integrity of our discipline.

Because most of our students are, or eventually will be, teachers, our intention is to provide a graduate teaching apprenticeship within the program that begins with classes, seminars, and close faculty mentoring and leads to internships, tutoring, and teaching assistantships. Qualified students may work in the University Writing Center or teach general education writing courses. Internships may also be arranged at community colleges or other organizations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduate students in the Department of Literature and Writing Studies at the California State University San Marcos 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 approaches.
  • Analyze, within a theoretical framework or frameworks, the historical, political, and/or social conditions of texts from local and global literary traditions, with attention to the formation of literary canons and counter-canons.
  • Proficiently read and interpret texts in at least one language other than one’s native language.
  • Recognize and describe advanced theories and practices that inform the fields of literature, composition pedagogy, and creative writing.
  • Participate in professional practices such as disseminating scholarship/ creative activities through course-assigned conference papers and other scholarly or creative works and activities that meet current standards for publication and presentation in the field of literature and/or writing studies.
  • Write a theoretically informed thesis that contributes to research or creative activity in the field of literature and/or writing studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Author Studies
  • Literary and Cinematic Representations of the Middle East
  • Global Literature II
  • Creative Writing Workshop

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
4 (analytical)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed university application form for admission to Cal State San Marcos.
  • Application fee.
  • One set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, with indication of graduation.
  • A completed application form for admission to the Master’s Program in Literature and Writing Studies.
  • One set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, with indication of graduation.
  • A 750- to 1000-word “statement of purpose.” 
  • A writing sample. This should be an analytical essay of no fewer than five pages on a literary topic. 
  • Three letters of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16680 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16680 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16680 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7176 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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