The Bachelor of Arts in English teaches you to organize thoughts and ideas, and express them with eloquence and clarity as you explore English, American, and world literature. It also places an emphasis on preparing you to be successful in a variety of professions where exceptional communications skills are valued, such as public relations, editing, writing, reporting, legal, and research. A concentration in writing techniques addresses specific audiences in creative, technical, and professional arenas, and gives you the opportunity to develop articles and other writing samples as part of a portfolio.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively express ideas and evidence in writing.
- Discuss representative literary texts and critical theory to enhance a life-long learning process.
- Conduct an analysis of a literary work and discuss the history and characteristics of various periods and genres.
- Analyze written materials and examine the relevance of multiple interpretations in a diverse society.
- Demonstrate knowledge of literature in the British and American canon and beyond, in order to apply their interpretations against their own cultural experience.