English Language and British /American Literature Program

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Admission policy

This program seeks candidates who have English language skills, who are interested in the various cultures in English speaking countries and who have basic knowledge in either English language studies (including English language educational studies), British literature or American literature. We admit candidates (including working educators and working professionals in society) who are enthusiastic about conducting in-depth research in a specialized field.

Curriculum policy

This program offers students a comprehensive curriculum with research courses, seminars and special investigation courses in English language studies (including English language educational studies), British literature and American literature, and allows them to explore individual topics in individual fields. In addition, there are a variety of related courses and lectures on cultures from English speaking countries and on English thesis writing skills.

Diploma policy

Students work with faculty advisors that support their chosen research fields and receive detailed instruction and specific direction necessary for research, such as on their topic, investigation, methodology, in order to complete their master's theses, which is a culmination of their masters course work. Working educators must also complete their master's theses (working educators and working professionals in society can also choose to complete a master's research report), using the opportunity to retrain and reinvestigate to further develop their skills. The program's research and academic instruction cultivate advanced English language skills and provide the students with useful social skills to create leaders who take on an instructional role in the field of English education.