Program Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Arts
1. READING AND ANALYSIS – Engage in questions of justice, value, spirituality and meaning raised by literary texts in sophisticated written and oral responses.
2. CRITICAL THINKING – Practice close reading, make sound interpretive arguments based on textual evidence, and make thinking visible through written and oral responses.
3. INVENTION AND CRAFT – Negotiate the tension between intention, aptitude and effort, and acknowledge that a similar struggle faces other writers through careful and constructive feedback and self-reflection.
4. CREATIVITY – Refine creativity through repeated cycles of problem-solving, risk-taking and experimentation.
5. TECHNICAL COMPETENCE – Utilize the library and other media resources, when relevant and useful, to the creation of literary writing. Develop the professional habits of a writer: revision, developing community, public reading, and submission for publication.
6. A FINISHED PRODUCT – Produce a portfolio of work, which has progressed beyond the draft or apprentice stage most common in workshops, and can be reasonably called finished.
7. CITIZENSHIP AND SHARED ENDEAVORS – Provide constructive feedback that serves their peers' intentions.