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BA in English

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The BA in English program supports the University's mission to prepare its students for responsible and creative participation in a global society by giving them a strong foundation in reading comprehension, a proficiency with language, and the ability to reason critically. The Department also seeks to develop students' appreciation and awareness of their own rich literary heritage and those of other peoples.

Outcome 1
Students will be able to analyze works of literature with an emphasis on British and American literature and culture.

Outcome 2
Students will be able to define and use theoretical terms and perspectives important in English Studies

Outcome 3
Students will be able to incorporate research in well-organized argumentative reports that competently develop a research question and use relevant source material.

Outcome 4
Students will develop the ability to read works of literary, rhetorical, and cultural criticism and deploy ideas from these texts in their own reading and writing.

Outcome 5
Students will be able to use spoken, written and visual language to communicate effectively and creatively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

Outcomes 6
Students will be able to use a variety of technological and information resources to gather and synthesize information in order to communicate effectively with a global audience.