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.

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


Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.
Thurber

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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