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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

English (BA)

Mission

According to our mission statement, "Department faculty share the conviction that the study of English exercises the imagination and teaches the value of individual perception, the importance of culture, and the power of ideas. The faculty also believe that English Studies provides a foundation for lifelong learning and prepares majors for a variety of careers." The learning goals for the BA in English are consistent with this mission because they emphasize the importance of reading, writing, interpretation, and research. These abilities enhance the intellectual, imaginative, aesthetic, and ethical development of majors and prepare them for lifelong learning and a variety of careers.


Learning Outcomes

Reading Texts
Students graduating with BA in English will be able to respond to aesthetic, rhetorical, and cultural qualities in texts.

Writing
Students graduating with a BA in English will be able to develop convincing, well-supported essays.

Understanding Literature and Rhetoric
Students graduating with a BA in English will be able to understand the relationship of literature and rhetoric to history and culture.

Understanding Theory and Criticism
Students graduating with a BA in English will have the ability to understand and implement several literary and rhetorical theories.

Doing Research
Students graduating with a BA in English will have the ability to incorporate research into writing.

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