Master of Arts in English
The Master of Arts in English program at NDNU has developed into the Peninsula's premier master's level program, and offers two emphases: creative writing and literature. Our students' awareness of every aspect of literature is enhanced by our analytical, theoretical and practical approaches to literary texts.
Our curriculum is unique in that core courses in writing, literary theory and linguistics are required in addition to genre courses in lyric, drama and narrative. Depending on the student's choice of emphasis, the program may include a research thesis or a creative writing project as the culminating experience. Or, students may elect to conduct independent research on a topic of special interest leading to a final exit examination.
- Class sizes are small and are usually conducted in a seminar style which promotes a rich exchange of viewpoints among colleagues and faculty.
- Students may choose elective coursework in another discipline or create an interdisciplinary emphasis in an area of special interest.
- All required classes are offered in the evenings and enrollment in the class of your choice is guaranteed.
- NDNU students have the opportunity to submit original pieces to the award-winning The Bohemian literary magazine, published each year at NDNU.
- NDNU also offers the opportunity to enroll in the Teaching English as a Second Language certificate program (TESL), a 90-day course scheduled conveniently on weekends.
Creative Writers Series
The annual Creative Writers Series is sponsored by the NDNU English Department and enables students to interact with noted and diverse authors and scholars. Recent speakers have included: Viola Canales, author of Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales, and Ellen Bass, author of Mules of Love.
- Bachelor of Art in English
- The Bohemian
- English Department Facebook page
- TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Program
- Writing Center
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
Jacqueline Berger, Associate Professor of English and Program Director, Master of Arts in English, at NDNU since 1999
BA, Goddard College; MFA, Mills College
Vincent Fitzgerald, Professor of English and Director, Core Program, at NDNU since 1994
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Jacqueline Berger, Program Director
(650) 508-3730, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 1 (800) 263-0545 or
Fax: (650) 508-3426
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