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Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the English Literature Department are:

1. The English Literature major will be able to read and interpret complex texts and relate one text to another and to a tradition.

2. The English Literature major will be able to explain the historical and multicultural contexts of a variety of literature.

3. The English Literature major will be able to express ideas well in writing, identify the context and purpose of a writing assignment, develop interpretive ideas, adapt to conventions of discipline and genre, use reasoning and evidence to develop arguments, and master the fundamentals of English syntax and mechanics.

The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the English Writing Department are:

1. The English Writing major will be able to read and interpret complex texts and relate one text to another and to a tradition, as well as produce their own creative works informed by these interpretations.

2. The English Writing major will be able to explain the historical, formal, and ideological contexts of a variety of creative literature.

3. The English Writing major will be able to express ideas well in writing by identifying the context and purpose of a writing assignment, developing creative ideas, adapting to or experimenting with conventions of discipline and genre, and mastering the fundamentals of English syntax and mechanics.