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English Program Learning Outcomes

A student who graduates with a major in English should be able to:

  • Critique and interpret English and American literary texts, including those with ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity.
  • Communicate an understanding of rhetorical, composition, or literary theory and integrate that understanding in papers that reflect best practices in English.
  • Employ sophisticated critical thinking, research, discussion, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate the skill to engage a text from a spiritual, moral and ethical perspective.