The Department of English offers a Master of Arts degree with a special focus in Literature and Film-- a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of the relationships between traditional literary study and the cinema. The focus is designed for students from a wide variety of undergraduate degrees (Communication, Education, English, Film, Theater, etc.); for teachers in the broad range of language skills and art; and for professionals in the media. Its purpose is to study how the cinema engages, appropriates, and extends the forms, philosophies, and values of literature.
The degree requires no foreign language and requires that degree candidates pass an interdisciplinary master's examination.
Track II: at least 36 hours required
All courses can be taken for three semester hours of credit unless otherwise indicated.
Course work in communication studies, instructional technology, history, and/or philosophy may be used as electives with consent of adviser.
For further information, contact:
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115