Learning Outcomes of the English/Communications Program
Upon completion of the English/Communications Program, graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in oral, written, and other forms of discourse.
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in collaborative learning and problem-solving environments.
- Craft thoughtful, creative texts that demonstrate a keen sensitivity to language, form, style, and effect.
- Analyze texts closely and critically, demonstrating how language, style, form and genre create effects and shape meanings.
- Articulate an understanding of how cultural, historical, and ideological contexts condition both the creation and the reception of texts across time and in today’s complex, diverse world.
- Use various critical methods and theoretical frameworks in scholarly dialogue with others about the interpretations of texts.
- Design and conduct research, applying it to problem-solving and contributing to various forms of public discourse.
- Employ relevant technologies in the production, critique, and presentation of texts.
- Reflect on how the knowledge and abilities developed in the English/Communications Department transfer meaningfully to other academic and non-academic, real-world situations.