English and World Literature
Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Study a diverse range of literatures and genres of writing for breadth and master some in depth.
  • 2. Articulate the ways in which selected works of literature challenge and change our conceptions of society, culture, and art.
  • 3. Identify and discuss the aesthetic and cultural elements in given works of literature. Be able to incorporate such elements in one's creative or critical writing, as appropriate.
  • 4. Articulate the intimate connections between works of literature and histories, cultures, and world views.
  • 5. Make meaningful connections between literatures/writing and real-world problems. For example, make practical applications of writing through community-based courses or through the acquired skill of authorial voice and formal essay techniques.
  • 6. Practice the study of literature and the craft of writing as a collaborative creative process, both in and out of the classroom.
  • 7. Regardless of concentration, gain experience writing both critically and creatively. Be able to organize, research, and communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written form. Be competent in various strategies of literary craft and experimentation in order to produce compelling creative works.
  • 8. Make connections between the study of literature, the craft of writing, critical theory, and interdisciplinary study.
  • 9. Gain proficiency in the use of appropriate technologies to explore literatures/writing.
  • 10. Gain the critical and creative skills to be adequately prepared for graduate school in literature-related fields, or for employment in such fields as art, law, publishing, journalism, education, non-profit grant work, business, and creative or professional writing.