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.