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English Major Learning Goals

Upon completion of the English major, students should be able to:


  • Demonstrate an understanding of how meaning is constructed in different kinds of texts, through oral or written analysis of textual features or through creating the texts themselves.
  • Identify and articulate in papers, presentations, exams and other projects the connection between individual literary works and their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of literary scholarship and skills in library, internet, or multimedia research.