PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Language and Literature (MA LL) is designed to provide training in language and literature as intersecting fields of study. It equips its students with theoretical and pedagogic competencies in these areas of knowledge, and provides a forum for critical discussions and studies on linguistic and literary issues. It also engages its students in significant research projects on various topics related language, literature and wider field of cultural studies.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Master of Arts in Language and Literature (MALL) Program seeks to address the need in the CAR and other neighboring regions for quality education in language and literature in all levels of the educational system.

The MALL program aims to provide the following:

  • A firm grounding in theories of language and literature studies
  • Training in the application of current methods, techniques, and technologies in language and literature instruction
  • Training in various types of research
  • A forum for discussion of relevant issues in language and literature, especially in the Philippine context

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Core courses                                        21 units

Program electives                                   6 units

Thesis                                                     6 units

Language requirements                         (6 units)

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Total                                                       33 units                    

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

 MLL 201 Theories of language and language acquisition

MLL 202 Teaching language and literature

MLL 210 Contemporary literary theories and critical approaches

MLL 221 Description and analysis of a language

MLL 227 Instructional materials development and writing

MLL 230 Cultural criticism

MLL 299 Research in language and literature

ELECTIVE COURSES

MLL 203 Teaching communication arts

MLL 222 Rhetoric

MLL 223 Semantics

MLL 224 Translation: Theory and practice

MLL 225 World Englishes and new literatures in English

MLL 226 Discourse analysis

MLL 231 Literature in the oral tradition

MLL 232 Contemporary Philippine literature

MLL 233 World literature

MLL 297 Special topics in literature and related arts

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 

First Year  
1st Semester 2nd Semester 

 MLL 201

MLL 210

MLL 221

 Elective (1)

 

MLL 230

MLL 227

MLL 299

 Elective (2)

Second Year 
1st Semester  2nd Semester 

MLL 202

Language Requirement

MLL 300

Language Requirement

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

The student must earn six units of same-language course in a foreign language other than English, or in a Philippine language other than Filipino, Tagalog, and the student’s first language.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for admission, applicants must

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in language/literature or related specializations; or experience in teaching language/literature
  • Have a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 or higher in their bachelor’s program. (Applicants who fail to meet this requirement but have adequate experience in teaching language or literature may be considered for admission)
  • Pass the MALL admission test and interview

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Official Transcript of Records (OTR) of undergraduate and graduate work, original and one (1) photocopy
  • For married women, two (2) photocopies of their Marriage Contract
  • Birth Certificate (2 copies)
  • Application and testing fee

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The College of Arts and Communication, UP Baguio, has also been designated as a delivering institution of the CHED Faculty Development Program, which offers a limited number of scholarship grants.

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