Learning Outcomes

English Student Learning Outcomes

Creative Writing Concentration

Students who graduate with a concentration in creative writing will:

  1. Develop a portfolio of works of fiction, drama, and poetry;
  2. Develop an active, experimental, and reflective writing process that includes invention, drafting, revision, and editing;
  3. Read as a writer, which involves understanding processes and craft techniques for contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry;
  4. Demonstrate the professional habits of active creative writers: give public readings, read literary magazines, and submit work for publication according to professional standards of manuscript preparation;
  5. Provide feedback for multiple genres of writing in a workshop setting;
  6. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the key figures, movements, and genres of literary history; and
  7. Demonstrate a command of the grammar and conventions of standard written English.

Literary Studies Concentration

Students who graduate with a concentration in literary studies will:
  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the major authors and movements of British and American literature;
  2. Interpret literary texts employing appropriate techniques and terms of literary analysis;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of multiple theoretical perspectives of literary analysis, including feminist, formalist, psychoanalytic, and historicist perspectives;
  4. Demonstrate well-developed skills in reading closely, thinking critically, and communicating effectively in writing.

English Education Major

Please consult the learning outcomes for the secondary education major.