Ex. 12. Read the text and answer the questions after it
Many seek masterís degrees to advance in their fields and to earn raises. Others seek masterís degrees to change career fields. For example, letís say that youíve earned a bachelorís degree in English, but have decided that you want to become a counselor: complete a masterís degree in counseling. A masterís degree will allow you to develop expertise in a new area and enter a new career.
Typically, itís two years beyond the bachelorís degree, but those additional two years open the door to many career opportunities that are personally, professionally, and financially fulfilling. The most common masterís degrees are the master of arts (MA) and master of science (MS). Note that whether you earn an MA or MS depends more on the school you attend than the academic requirements fulfilled; the two are different only in name Ė not in educational requirements or status. Masterís degrees are offered in a variety of fields (e.g., psychology, mathematics, biology, etc.), just as bachelorís degrees are offered in many fields. Some fields have special degrees, like the MSW for social work and the MBA for business.
Masterís degree programs entailclasses, similar to your undergraduate classes. However the classes are usually conducted as seminars, with a great deal of discussion. The professors tend to expect a higher level of analysis in masterís classes than undergraduate classes.
Most masterís degree programs requirestudents to complete a masterís thesis, or an extended research paper. Depending on the field, your masterís thesis may entail conducting a thorough analysisof the literature or a scientificexperiment. Some masterís programs offer alternatives to the masterís thesis, such as written comprehensive exams or other written projects that are less rigorousthan theses. In service-oriented fields like clinical and counseling psychology, and social work, masterís degrees usually include a practicum or internship in which you learn applied skills like how to perform therapy.
Ex.13. Answer the questions:
1. Why do people seek a masterís degree?
2. How long does earning a masterís degree take?
3. What does a Masterís Degree entail?
4. What is required from the students to complete a Masterís Degree?
5. Why are you striving for a Master`s Degree?
Ex.14. Make up a dialogue on the basis of the text, trying to touch upon the questions above. Use the vocabulary on the topic ďWhat Master's Degree EntailsĒ and conversational formulas from Appendix 1
Ex.15. UNIT I. Master`s Degree in a Global Education. Self-assessment. Make up a dialogue on the following issues. Use conversational formulas from the Appendix 1:
1. What does global education enable young people to do?
2. What does global education emphasise and promote?
3. What five perspectives is global education concerned with?
4. Do you feel yourself being a part of global education? Why? Why not?
5. Does global education have anything to do with your profession?
6. What does the term ďMasterís DegreeĒ imply?
7. What should the graduates possess within the area studied?
8. What titles of Masterís Degree are the most common?
9. What other Masterís Degrees are there to be named?
10. Why do people seek a Masterís Degree?
11. How long does earning a Masterís Degree take?
12. What does a Masterís Degree entail?
13. What is required from the students to complete a Masterís Degree?