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BA in English Studies - General (40 credits)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to read and write about texts, demonstrating sensitivity to language, meaning, tone, imagery, point of view, and socio-historical context.
  • Learn to develop an effective written response, argument, or exposition that is appropriate for a particular purpose, audience, situation, and authorial role.
  • Develop familiarity with a broad range of the literatures in English--as appropriate to each major program--in terms of its integrating traditions and its diversity.
  • Learn to recognize and work with the technique and form of a work in relation to its genre, and to see works within a genre tradition.
  • Learn to respond with understanding and critical sophistication to works that embody behaviors, values, and perspectives that are unfamiliar to the student’s own point of view.
  • Develop an awareness of the disciplinary frameworks, terminology, and theoretical and critical issues in English studies.

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