department of english

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Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge

1.1 Identification: Students identify modes, terms, forms, and genres of literary and visual culture;

1.2 Range of Authors/Texts: Students acquire knowledge of a range of texts and authors exemplifying major trends and periods in literary and visual culture;

1.3 Range of Criticism/Theory: Students demonstrate knowledge of the history of English Studies, including the history of the discipline of English, of literary criticism, and of theories of literary and visual culture.

2. Skill

2.1 Reading Skill: Students read with critical acumen and insight;

2.2 Writing Skill: Students write effectively and persuasively;

2.3 Research Skill: Students identify and utilize scholarly research;

2.4 Oral Skill: Students will be effective oral communicators.

3. Perspective

3.1 Synthesis: Students identify and synthesize texts from a range of historical periods and cultures, relating them to each other through form, theme, culture, history, politics, or ethics;

3.2 Diversity of Perspective: Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize the diversity of intellectual, cultural, and/or ethnic perspectives;

3.3 Power of Voice: Students develop an individualized critical voice, able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate with originality and persuasiveness.

 

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