General Education Survey Competencies

Introduction to Literature (ENGL 230)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about literary texts that represent various genres and historical traditions.
  • Enhance appreciation of literature as a form of art.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the conventions of various literary genres.
  • Employ analytical strategies for reading literary texts in various genres.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major concepts and vocabulary associated with literary study, and demonstrate the ability to use these concepts in the analysis of literary texts.
  • Observe the relationship between literature, culture, history and politics.
  • Connect issues and themes expressed in literature with their own interests, experiences, and concerns

Early American Literature (English 235)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Identify and define a selection of rhetorical terms, concepts.
  • In written and oral form, articulate rhetorical situations as they apply to primary texts studied.
  • In written and oral form, articulate the rhetorical strategies used in the primary texts studied.
  • In written and oral form, articulate the connection between historical/rhetorical situation and the rhetorical approaches used by the authors studied.
  • In written and oral form, articulate the meaning of their personal racial identity.

Science Fiction (English 292)

  • describe the historical development of science fiction from Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and the writers of the magazine period of science fiction to major recent and contemporary writers.
  • identify and describe the distinctive features of science fiction.
  • analyze story-telling techniques and theorize the processes writers use to create future fantasy narratives based in present realities.
  • employ new modes of thinking and problem solving in varied unpredictable environments.