Learning Outcomes

English Learning Outcomes

English majors/minors know:

  • The history and forms of literatures in English
    • English majors/minors understand literary historical terms and concepts;
    • English majors/minors know the historical and generic markers that characterize the literature of specific periods;
    • English majors/minors can articulate the ways in which certain literary genres, concepts, and conventions endure and change across time.
  • The heterogeneity of literatures in English and the nature of difference
    • English majors/minors will have a deeper sense of the diversity of literature written in English;
    • English majors/minors will expand their understanding of the range of experiences, forms, themes, conventions, and traditions that they can encounter in literary texts;
    • English majors/minors can think critically about the intersection of difference and power in literary studies.
  • The art of literary invention
    • English majors/minors create literary art that moves, challenges, informs, entertains, and engages its audience;
    • English majors/minors affirm and cultivate an individual artistic vision;
    • English majors/minors understand the professional production of creative texts.

English majors/minors are able to

  • Construct persuasive critical analysis of literary texts
    • English majors/minors can integrate critical discourse, argumentation, persuasion, and research in a clear, grammatical, and logically sound manner;
    • English majors/minors can generate compelling and original interpretations and arguments.
  • Construct compelling creative works in one or more genres
    • English majors/minors can express themselves in an artistic, imaginative, inspired, and unique style;
    • English majors/minors can generate compelling and original works of literary art.