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Department of English

Stephanie Tingley, Graduate Director
245 DeBartolo Hall
(330) 941-2482

Certificate Description

This is a four-course certificate (12 semester hours) that will be valuable for teachers of literature at junior high schools, high schools, and two-year colleges. It would also be useful as a springboard to further graduate study in literature. This certificate would allow those teaching literature or interested in teaching literature a focus within the MA in English or a stand-alone foundation in the subject.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
ENGL 6906Teaching of Literature3
ENGL 6902Literary Thought3
Students must take one course from two of the following three areas:6
British Literature
The Medieval World
Sixteenth- and 17th-Century British Studies
Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
Restoration and 18th-Century British Studies
Nineteenth-Century British Studies
Twentieth-Century British Studies
Studies in Romanticism
American Literature
Early American Studies
Nineteenth-Century American Studies
Twentieth-Century American
Working Class Literature
Multicultural Literature
Perspectives in Multicultural Studies
Total Semester Hours12