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Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.A. in English program, students will:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of significant traditions and historical and cultural contexts of literature.
  • Conducts, evaluates, and integrates academic research.
  • Applies techniques of critical theory.
  • Analyzes literature and synthesizes ideas with clarity and accuracy.
  • Uses a range of English syntactic structures effectively.
  • Constructs a convincing argument using a range of rhetorical techniques.
Students completing the B.A. in English program and a creative writing emphasis will also:

  • Demonstrate a working vocabulary for critical analysis through theoretical venues as well as in-depth study of terminology and form within creative works to develop strong critiquing skills in the workshop environment.
  • Produce writing competitive at a publishable level, which reflects an understanding of the creative writing genres, the business of writing, and the drafting and revision process for individual and collections of works.