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Requirements

Joint M.A. with Women's and Gender Studies


Course Requirements

WMNS 205a, or a foundational course alternative.

WMNS 208b, or the Feminist Inquiry course offered through the graduate consortium in women's studies, or a feminist research methodologies course alternative.

Five additional courses in the English department selected from 100-level courses and graduate seminars (200-level courses), at least three of which must be at the 200 level and one of which must be listed as an elective with the women's & gender studies program. ENG 200a (Approaches to Literary and Cultural Studies) is optional but recommended. (ENG 352a/b cannot be counted towards the 200-level requirement.) Normally, only one of these courses may be a Directed Reading course.

One cross-listed women's & gender studies course in a department other than the English Department.

Language Requirement

A reading knowledge of a language other than English with evident relevance to intended field of student or to professional commitments must be demonstrated by passing a written translation examination. The completion of the language requirement at another university does not exempt the student from the Brandeis requirement. Terminal MA candidates who are native speakers of a language other than English are exempt from the requirement.

Joint MA Paper Requirement

Completion of a master's research paper of professional quality and length (normally twenty-five to forty pages) on a topic related to the joint degree. The paper will be read by two faculty members, at least one of whom is a member of the English department, and at least one of whom is a member of the women's and gender studies core or affiliate faculty. In consultation with the primary advisor, a student may register for WMGS 299a,b, "Master's Project." However, this course may not count toward the eight required courses.