Program Chair: Dr. Michael Milburn
Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)
The Language and Literature Department strives to develop a true community of learners where a working knowledge of literary history and literary analysis gives students a home in their own culture and makes them careful and compassionate judges of human nature.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program:
- Students can demonstrate knowledge of the mechanical, historical, and rhetorical significance of language usage.
- Students can identify and explain the formal elements of texts and how they contribute to a text’s meaning.
- Students can demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of traditions, periods, movements, authors, genres, and works of literature.
- Students can persuasively explain literary value in terms of aesthetics and other literary theories.
- Students can produce relevant, credible, eloquent, and well-researched arguments about literary texts.
- Students can develop curricular strategies for the teaching of English to secondary school audiences.
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