B.A. Literature and Writing Studies Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the Department of Literature and Writing Studies develop critical reading and writing skills and learn to recognize that effective thinking and writing about texts must be informed by knowledge about relevant local, global, and disciplinary contexts. We have designed our departmental curriculum to help students develop and demonstrate the following abilities.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Writing Studies will

1. Communicate in writing, speech, and other media according to professional practices and conventions for different audiences and purposes;

2. Closely analyze texts through a range of critical and theoretical approaches;

3. Identify the historical, political, social contexts that have lead to the creation of canons and alternative traditions;and

4. Interpret multicultural and international texts in their local and global contexts.