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The M.A. Degree

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M.A. in Comparative Literature or Translation Studies

There are two M.A. tracks in the Comparative Literature graduate program: the M.A. in Comparative Literature and the M.A. in Translation Studies:

Comparative Literature     12
First Concentration 6
Second Concentration 6
Elective 3
Thesis/Project 6
Total credits 33

Notes:

For the purposes of this program, “Concentration” refers to a coherent language/literary/cultural tradition, e.g. Catalan, Chinese, Irish.

For the MA in Translation Studies, all Comparative Literature courses counting toward the degree need to have a translation studies component. Comp Lit 751 ("Theory and Practice of Translation") is required. Literature in translation courses may not be counted towards the first and second concentration requirements unless special arrangements are made to complete required readings in the original.

Up to three credits of graduate coursework in Comparative Literature may be counted towards fulfillment of the requirement of a concentration, provided that the student demonstrates significant work in this concentration and has obtained formal written permission from the Graduate Program Director prior to the end of the add-drop period for the course in question.

Up to six credits of Special Problems/Independent Study courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of the requirements (with a maximum of 3 credits towards any one distribution requirement) provided that the student has obtained formal written permission from the Graduate Program Director prior to the end of the add-drop period for the course in question.

In lieu of a thesis, the student may elect to complete a final project (such as a research project, a translation memory or database project, a subtitled film, a theatre translation, an intersemiotic translation, an interactive website in multiple languages, a multi-media project, a field study, or similar translation/interpreting-related project). The final project must be approved by the faculty supervisor and Graduate Program Director. All candidates for the M.A. present a thesis/project defense of no more than two hours.  

For new teaching assistants, a one-credit semester of Teaching Workshop or equivalent (one hour weekly) is required.

See also: The M.A. in Translation Studies

 

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