Skip to Main Content

Bachelor of Arts

English - Literature Concentration

Literature Learning Outcomes

Students who complete their degree in English with a concentration in Literature will be able to do the following:

  1. Explicate a text through close and careful reading
  2. Articulate the key terms, foundational assumptions, and central concepts of modern critical and theoretical movements
  3. Deploy major critical modes in the interpretation of literary works
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of rhetorical, theoretical, and social functions of language 
  5. Distinguish the sequence of literary periodization
  6. Evaluate research sources for authority, accuracy, and appropriateness
  7. Synthesize multiple sources in a research paper with correct and appropriate documentation of all sources
  8. Produce clearly written and well-argued papers in academic prose
  9. Communicate orally in formal presentations and informal class discussion