Student Learning Outcomes

English Students Will:

  • Breadth of Texts: Students will demonstrate knowledge about texts—print and non-print texts, media texts, canonical and non-canonical texts—from different linguistic, geographic, generic, and historical traditions. Through textual study, students will build knowledge of the experiences of different races, cultures, genders, ethnicities, abilities, sexualities, and social classes
  • Diverse FrameworksStudents will employ diverse theoretical and methodological frameworks that represent core departmental disciplines to interpret and critique a range of texts
  • Composing: Students will compose a range of formal and informal texts in varied genres, using language effectively to accommodate audience, purpose and context
  • Analytical Thinking Students will break down complex texts, concepts, and problems to produce thoughtful conclusions and gain a better understanding of both texts themselves and the value of analysis
  • Creativity and Innovation Students will synthesize existing ideas in original ways and produce thought and work characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and intellectual risk taking 

Language and Culture Studies Students Will:

  • Foreign Language majors will demonstrate competency in interpersonal communication
  • Students in General Education foreign language classes identify opportunities to increase their knowledge of cultural diversity
  • Foreign language majors demonstrate competency in the analysis of cultures and knowledge of cultural texts
  • Foreign language majors demonstrate competency in writing (presentational communication) in the target language
  • Foreign Language majors demonstrate competency in reading in the target language