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College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [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, and 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.

  • Collaborate effectively with other individuals and in larger teams.


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 of an ancient or modern language course at the 112 level or higher (if so placed).

The English Literature concentration requires:

Or English language course:


In the Literature concentration, one course (excluding EN 403 Shakespearean Drama ) at the 300 or 400 level must be a pre-1800 British literature course. No course may satisfy more than one requirement for the major. Students may substitute an approved independent study (480-489) for one of the 300-level courses.


In the Professional Writing concentration, one course from the periods, authors or genres category must be a pre-1800 British literature course (excluding EN 403 Shakespearean Drama ). Students may fulfill their writing elective by completing a second course from the Writing in the Workplace category or the Publishing category.

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