Through emphases on teaching, research, and service, the English program prepares students to write informed, organized essays that demonstrate appropriate engagement with primary and secondary sources; to analyze texts through the development of critical and analytical skills; and to possess knowledge of major historical periods and literary movements in culturally diverse literature. Students study the English language arts, including areas such as language development and various approaches to grammar, which complement the advantage of being multi-dialectic. The English program supports students who aspire to become teachers of composition and literature, who seek admission to graduate and professional studies, and who choose to develop their skills for careers in the private and public sectors.
English Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes:
1: Students will write informed, organized essays that demonstrate appropriate engagement with primary and secondary sources.
2: Students will analyze texts of various kinds using appropriate terminology and various theoretical approaches.
3: Students will demonstrate knowledge of major historical periods and literary movements in culturally diverse literature.
4: Students will possess knowledge of English language arts, including language development and/or various approaches to grammar.
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