Student Learning Outcomes and Goals
- Think critically and creatively about literature and language.
- Write clearly and effectively about literature and language in a variety of formats.
- Explicate literary texts from the diverse range of works and traditions.
- Incorporate scholarly research into papers.
- Understand a wide range of historical and critical literary linguistic terms and categories.
- Understand how literary texts reflect, critique, and produce culture.
- Pursue deeper knowledge of particular authors and works.
- Understand the structure of language and how language varies over time, across social situations and social groups.
- Participate in face-to-face exchanges of ideas with faculty, fellow students, and authors in the classroom and other academic or social settings.
- Participate in small seminars where ideas are tested and sharpened.
- Cultivate relational thinking that encourages students to make connections between the arts and humanities and other fields of study.
- Sustain a life-long engagement with and delight in literature, art, and culture.
- Perpetuate an interest and involvement in aesthetic, cultural, and intellectual matters, including social and political issues.
- Draw upon multiple literacies to interpret literary, visual, and cultural texts.