Specific Teaching Objectives of the English Program
- Develops students' critical thinking skills through instruction in rhetoric, linguistic logic, argumentation and general communication skills
- Cultivates students' understanding of the role of literature and culture in social structures
- Emphasizes the understanding of literary movements across centuries, periods, and geographical regions
- Teaches to appreciate the ethical, aesthetic as well as socio-political elements of intellectual discourse
- Educates students to learn from the cultural achievements of past and present thinkers, writers, and wise people.
- Furthers the students' ability to integrate newly developed technologies into their communication with others
- Raises awareness of the diversity of voices and global connections.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the English program shall be competent and knowledgeable in:
- using language, in particular writing, to fit a variety of audiences and purposes;
- integrating logic, argumentation and interpersonal communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal);
- understanding a breadth of writing and ideas by female and male authors, both classic and contemporary, including a representative body of literature encompassing works of diverse national, cultural and ethnic groups;
- distinguishing the function and variety of literary and aesthetic forms, including fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry;
- analyzing, interpreting, evaluating, and appreciating print and non-print texts, including film;
- applying historic and contemporary rhetorical theories to all media and communication contexts;
- conducting research, using a variety of sources, and reporting findings in diverse and appropriate formats and media.