Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

English (BA)


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
The ability to respond to aesthetic, rhetorical, or cultural qualities in texts.

The ability to develop convincing, well-supported essays.

Understanding Literature
The ability to understand the relationship of literature or rhetoric to history or culture.

Doing Research
Relevant information is incorporated into a written project focused on a text or other object of study. The information may include, but is not limited to, secondary scholarship, a theoretical model, or archival materials..

Understanding Theory and Criticism
The ability to understand and implement a literary or rhetorical theory.

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