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M.A. in Composition Studies

The Composition Studies Concentration is designed to prepare instructors and practitioners of composition. The program includes courses in                                               

  • Composition history and theory
  • Studies of specific theorists
  • Applications to writing, editing, and collaboration

Courses in the program emphasize:

  • Writing and editing to achieve specific purposes and address specific audiences
  • Using writing as a tool for learning
  • Working collaboratively to solve problems
  • Evaluating the findings of empirical research in composition studies
  • Applying contemporary theory to the teaching of composition

For more information about the program:

English Gradbook
Graduate Catalog
Video Introduction to Composition and Professional Writing Concentration (YouTube)

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