Academics

Program Learning Outcomes

Reading

English: Literature and Writing

Bachelor of Arts

Students graduating with a degree in English will demonstrate the ability to:

1.    Engage in close reading: interpret textual details and ambiguities, employing a vocabulary of literary terms, theories and/or critical methods.
2.    Advance a proposition or thesis, supporting claims with explicit reasoning and textual evidence.
3.    Conduct research: find, evaluate and cite secondary sources, using accurate MLA style conventions
4.    Place an argument in conversation with the ideas of other critics and theorists.
5.    Formulate a research question and locate it within an interpretive context, such as aesthetic, cultural, ethico-political, historical, intertextual, or social.
6.    Compose analytical papers in cogent and coherent prose.

Learning outcomes for all graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences


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