Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in English (B.A.)

Students completing the English B.A. program will achieve the following:

  • Demonstrate importance and power of reading/thinking critically and writing with clarity and purpose.
  • Define basic concepts, terms and theories in at least two areas of English studies (creative writing, film studies, language and linguistics, literature, writing and literacy).
  • Read analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and interpret language and texts critically.
  • Construct and write a reasoned argument integrated public/expert and personal voices.
  • Recognize the importance of diverse perspectives and specializations in English studies.
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of culture, diversity, and time on texts and ideas as well as language use and structure.
  • Describe and discuss the interdisciplinary context of English as a field of study and tis connection to other disciplines.
  • Explain how language influences intellectual and emotional responses.