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College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (B.A.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for English:

Students will be able to:

  • Appropriately apply a variety of rhetorical strategies in the creation of texts.

  • Appropriately apply a variety of interpretive strategies in the analysis of texts.

  • Find appropriate primary and secondary research materials, adequately apply them in writing to support their own arguments, correctly and consistently cite their sources.

  • Analyze the relationships among literature, language, and culture from the perspective of a critic.

  • Empathize with those that they perceive in some way as different from themselves.

  • Work independently to plan and complete advanced projects with little or no intervention from a professor.

Additional Student Learning Outcomes for Professional Writing concentration:

Students will be able to:

  • Use several writing technologies effectively.

  • Apply appropriate document design principles in a variety of contexts.

  • Select appropriate publication outlets for their texts to successfully complete the publication process for a variety of different venues (e.g. electronic media, books, newspapers, magazines, etc.).

  • Accurately apply professional editing and proofreading skills.

  • Present their oral, written, and document design work in a professional manner.

  • Appropriately integrate and synthesize their professional skills in real-world settings while exhibiting professional decorum appropriate to the context.

English majors in all concentrations must complete the second semester at the introductory level of a modern language course at the 112 level or higher, or one course if the modern language placement is 200-level or higher. For ancient languages, the second course in a two-semester introductory sequence must be completed.

Note:


  • Two courses must be a pre-1800 British Literature course: EN 220 , EN 420 , or an appropriate 300-level literature course.
  • Students may substitute EN 480-489  independent Study for one of the 300- or 400-level courses.

Note:


  • A second course from the Writing in the Workplace category or the Publishing category will fulfill the Writing elective.
  • One course must be a pre-1800 British Literature course: EN 220 , EN 420 , or an appropriate 300-level literature course.

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