Modern Languages & Literature

College of Arts and Sciences

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English Undergraduate Program Student Outcomes

  1. Graduating English majors (baccalaureate) will be able to show that they compare favorably with those students completing a similar program anywhere else, regionally or nationally, in their ability to write short response essays using various strategies (autobiographical, description, informational, analytical and argument), substantial research papers and substantial theoretical papers.
     
  2. Graduating English majors (baccalaureate) will demonstrate their knowledge of literature and composition with those students completing a similar program anywhere else, regionally or nationally.
     
  3. Graduating English majors (baccalaureate) will be able to evaluate and edit a paper draft, across the curriculum, comparable with those students completing a similar program anywhere else, regionally or nationally, by identifying compositional strengths and weaknesses in the following areas: subject-topic selection, mechanics (spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, diction and syntax), structure (empirical and non-empirical applications), and format (APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, and others). 
     
  4. Graduating English majors (baccalaureate) will demonstrate knowledge and experience of electronic word-processing, electronic research (library/databases) and electronic communication specifically for language and literature studies.
     
  5. Graduating English majors (baccalaureate) will be prepared to either find ready employment commensurate with their education and/or pursue advanced degrees of higher education in English or other fields.