Program Learning Outcomes for Bachelor and Associate Degrees

Creative Writing

  • Acquire techniques and skills associated with writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
  • Use formal and informal rules inherent in the expectations for writing in particular forms
  • Demonstrate novelty or uniqueness (of piece or form, etc.)

English Education

  • Design lessons that are focused on helping students achieve the stated ILO
  • Design lesson plans that follow a logical sequence and plan for effective transitions between activities
  • Design lesson plans with instructional approaches, learning strategies, and lesson activities that are varied in nature and structure so as to include all learners

Literary Studies

  • Analyze the meaning of texts for their cultural, political, sociological and/or historical influences
  • Identify and define important literary terms and trends pertinent to a specific time period as exhibited within representative texts
  • Develop and articulate an interpretation of a text using one or more literary critical schools of thought as a basis
  • Present a multipoint argument for a primary text's meaning supported by general literary terminology and secondary sources

Writing Studies

  • Apply rhetorical techniques tailored towards specific audiences to meet the argumentative purpose(s) and goals of a document
  • Apply a range of rhetorical theory (from classical to contemporary) to the analysis of both academic and public/popular texts' construction and effectiveness
  • Compose multimodal documents that successfully synthesize text and other design elements (graphical, aural, interactivity, etc.) with rhetorical purpose
  • Compose/perform quality, appropriate work related to writing in the work place, professionalization practices, and/or preparation for future graduate studies