Student Learning Outcomes: English

Americal Literature Survey

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Core Course Component 1: Close Reading Skills

  • Demonstrate comprehension of texts, reflective reading skills, and the close reading skills of literary analysis.

Core Course Component 2: Content Knowledge

  • Analyze and interpret works of literature from several periods of American literary history, such as the colonial period, the transcendentalist period, or the Harlem Renaissance.

Core Course Component 5: Connecting Literature to Its Contexts

  • Analyze the complex interrelationships between authors, texts, and specific cultural, aesthetic, social, political, and historical contexts

Core Course Component 4: Academic Writing Skills

  • Plan and write essays that have clear theses with arguments that go beyond summary; that use accurate and sufficient evidence presented in a scholarly manner; and, where appropriate, that employ proper disciplinary and interdisciplinary research tools.

Core Course Component 3: Development of Literary Vocabulary

  • Interpret works of literature using the disciplinary vocabulary of literary study, such as concepts and terms relating to genre, style, tropes, conceits, forms, narratives, and theories of literature and culture. 

Developed: 2017-2018

British Literature Survey

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Core Course Component 1: Close Reading Skills

  • Demonstrate comprehension of texts, reflective reading skills, and the close reading skills of literary analysis.

Core Course Component 2: Content Knowledge

  • Analyze and interpret works of literature from several periods of British literary history, such as the medieval period, the Renaissance, the Victorian era, or the Modernist era.

Core Course Component 3: Development of Literary Vocabulary

  • Interpret works of literature using the disciplinary vocabulary of literary study, such as concepts and terms relating to genre, style, tropes, conceits, forms, narratives, and theories of literature and culture. 

Core Course Component 4: Academic Writing Skills

  • Plan and write essays that have clear theses with arguments that go beyond summary; that use accurate and sufficient evidence presented in a scholarly manner; and, where appropriate, that employ proper disciplinary and interdisciplinary research tools.

Core Course Component 5: Connecting Literature to Its Contexts

  • Analyze the complex interrelationships between authors, texts, and specific cultural, aesthetic, social, political, and historical contexts.

Developed: 2017-2018

Writing I / English Composition I

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Core Course Component 1: Close Reading Skills

  • Demonstrate comprehension of texts and reflective reading skills.

Core Course Component 2: Critical Thinking Skills

  • Learning Outcome: Students who complete this course should be able to interpret and analyze various texts.

Core Course Component 3: Clear Written Communication

  • Learning Outcome: Students who complete this course should be able to produce clearly written prose using appropriate conventions for a given purpose and audience.

Core Course Component 4: Use of the Writing Process

  • Use a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, feedback, and revision to produce polished pieces of writing.

Core Course Component 5: Beginning Research Skills, Including Summarizing, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Synthesizing Source Materials

  • Produce texts that include direct quotations, paraphrases, and synthesis of sources.

Core Course Component 6: Appropriate Use of Documentation

  • Use an appropriate documentation style consistently and correctly to cite sources and maintain academic integrity.

Core Course Component 7: Rhetorical Awareness

  • Recognize rhetorical strategies such as writing for an audience, with a purpose, and within conventions of a genre, and incorporate them appropriately in their writing.

Developed: 2017-2018

Writing II / English Composition II

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Core Course Component 1: Close Reading Skills

  • Apply active and critical reading skills to analyze and synthesize a variety of texts.

Core Course Component 2: Critical Thinking Skills

  • Interpret and analyze various texts and construct well-reasoned prose.

Core Course Component 3: Academic Writing Fluency

  • Create texts that appropriately reflect the conventions of academic writing.

Core Course Component 4: Use of the Writing Process

  • Use a writing process that includes prewriting, drafting, feedback, and revision to produce polished, rhetorically effective pieces of writing. 

Core Course Component 5: Research Skills, Including Locating, Evaluating, Summarizing and Synthesizing Primary and Secondary Sources

  • Compose a research-based argument by locating, evaluating, summarizing, quoting, paraphrasing, and synthesizing a variety of primary and secondary sources.

Core Course Component 6: Appropriate Use of Documentation

  • Apply an appropriate documentation style and use it consistently and correctly to cite sources and maintain academic integrity.

Core Course Component 7: Employment of Rhetorical Strategies

  • Select and employ rhetorical strategies appropriate for different purposes and audiences.

Developed: 2017-2018

World Literature

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Core Course Component 1: Close Reading Skills

  • Demonstrate comprehension of texts, reflective reading skills, and the close reading skills of literary analysis. 

Core Course Component 2: Content Knowledge

  • Analyze and interpret works of literature from one or more global (non-British, non-American) literary cultures, such as East Asian, Caribbean, South Asian, or African literatures.

Core Course Component 3: Development of Literary Vocabulary

  • Interpret works of literature using the disciplinary vocabulary of literary study, such as concepts and terms relating to genre, style, tropes, conceits, forms, narratives, and theories of literature and culture. 

Core Course Component 4: Academic Writing Skills

  • Plan and write essays that have clear theses with arguments that go beyond summary; that use accurate and sufficient evidence presented in a scholarly manner; and, where appropriate, that employ proper disciplinary and interdisciplinary research tools.

Core Course Component 5: Connecting Literature to Its Contexts

  • Analyze the complex interrelationships between authors, texts, and specific cultural, aesthetic, social, political, and historical contexts.

Developed: 2017-2018

Meetings & Events

Oct 15

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee Meeting

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