Department of English Learning Outcomes
I. To practice and to produce writing that is effective
in academic circles, professional settings, and beyond.
II. To analyze and to construct critical responses to discourse
, with particular emphasis on literary and cultural artifacts
, addressing significance
in ways that are perceptive and persuasive.
III. To articulate various ways in which the Christian worldview
informs human experience.
IV. To offer knowledgeable and insightful contributions to the dialogue on the dynamics of cultural diversity.
—distinct perspective(s) on phenomena produced as a result of adherence to the Christian faith
—human constructs, both abstract and concrete, functioning within an identifiable sign system (such as language)—hence, possessing some significance--and contributing to a society’s discourse
—variations in society exhibited by features such as--but not limited to--ethnicity, gender, economic status, nationality and religious persuasion.
—collection of a society’s communicative events both linguistic and non-linguistic; collection of linguistic and non-linguistic communicative events within a given segment of society or culture
—is of publishable quality
by meeting the following criteria: rhetorical sophistication; logical structure; adherence to standards of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; utilization of research that is thorough, appropriate to the task, and cited and referenced to methods recognized in the professions
—ready for dissemination as print, electronic, or other media rhetorical sophistication—the ability to argue one’s position in a variety of discursive styles and
—the meaning(s) that may be logically concluded as being communicated—both explicitly and implicitly--by a given artifact or aspect of discourse