Student Learning Objectives

 

English (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Ability to understand and analyze a wide range of print and non-print texts.
  • Ability to write clear and effective expository and argumentative prose.
  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements of British and American literature.
  • Familiarity with a variety of interdisciplinary critical approaches.
  • Awareness of the ways in which cultural factors affect both what we read and how we read it.

English Education (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Ability to understand and analyze literary a wide range of print and non-print texts.
  • Ability to write clear and effective expository and argumentative prose.
  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements of literature written in English.
  • Familiarity with the structure, history, and uses of the English language.
  • Familiarity with a variety of interdisciplinary critical approaches.
  • Familiarity with the practices of oral, written, and visual literacy.
  • Familiarity with different composing processes.
  • Familiarity with different reading processes.
  • Awareness of the ways in which cultural factors affect both what we read and how we read it.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students of differing ethnicity, race, language, culture, gender, and ability.
  • Ability to cultivate and evaluate student writing.
  • Ability to engage students in making meaning of texts through personal experience.

Creative Writing (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Ability to use diction, images, and figures of speech effectively in creative writing.
  • Ability to use point of view, characters, dialogue, setting, and plot effectively in their creative writing.
  • Ability to write poems in a variety of forms.
  • Ability to write clear and effective expository and argumentative prose.
  • Ability to critique their own and others writing.
  • Experience with the editing and production of a literary magazine.
  • Ability to understand and analyze a wide range of print and non-print texts.
  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements of British and American literature.
  • Familiarity with a variety of interdisciplinary critical approaches.
  • Awareness of the ways in which cultural factors affect both what we read and how we read it.

Creative Writing Education (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Ability to use diction, images, and figures of speech effectively in creative writing.
  • Ability to use point of view, characters, dialogue, setting, and plot effectively in their creative writing.
  • Ability to write poems in a variety of forms.
  • Ability to write clear and effective expository and argumentative prose.
  • Ability to critique their own and others writing.
  • Experience with the editing and production of a literary magazine.
  • Ability to understand and analyze a wide range of print and non-print texts.
  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements of literature written in English.
  • Familiarity with a variety of interdisciplinary critical approaches.
  • Familiarity with the practices of oral, written, and visual literacy.
  • Familiarity with different composing processes.
  • Familiarity with different reading processes.
  • Awareness of the ways in which cultural factors affect both what we read and how we read it.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students of differing ethnicity, race, language, culture, gender, and ability.
  • Ability to cultivate and evaluate student writing.
  • Ability to engage students in making meaning of texts through personal experience.

English (Master�s Degree)

  • Demonstrated mastery of significant American and British literary works.
  • Ability to generate writing that demonstrates advanced analysis and synthesis.
  • Ability to conduct original research.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a variety of interdisciplinary critical approaches.

Teaching English as a Second Language (Master's Degree)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of TESL methodology.
  • Ability to generate writing that demonstrates an advanced ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • Ability to conduct original research.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of linguistic theories of second language acquisition.
  • Demonstrated awareness of how cultural factors affect second language acquisition.

Liberal Arts (Master's Degree)

   

Foreign Language (Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Students completing the undergraduate program in Spanish should demonstrate oral proficiency in Spanish at the Advanced Low Level through the taking of the OPI oral exam and as indicated in the current ACTFL guidelines.  

  • Students completing the undergraduate program in Spanish should demonstrate the skills necessary to develop a topic in the form of an essay in Spanish.

  • COMMUNICATION:
    1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

  • COMMUNICATION:
    1.2 Students should understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

  • 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

  • 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.

  • 2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

  • 3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.

  • 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

  • 4.1 Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.

  • 4.2 Students demonstrate understanding
    of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

  • 5.1 Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.

  • 5.2 Students show evidence of becoming lifelong learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

  • Students demonstrate mastery of significant literary works in the target language. This can be reached through studies in 3223, 4213, and 4223.

Foreign Language Education (Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Students completing the undergraduate program in the Teacher Education program should demonstrate oral proficiency in the target language at the Advanced Low Level as indicated in the current ACTFL guidelines.

  • Students completing the undergraduate program in the Teacher Education program and should demonstrate the skills necessary to develop a topic in the form of an essay in the target language.

  • COMMUNICATION:
    1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

  • COMMUNICATION:
    1.2 Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

  • 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.

  • 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.

  • 2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

  • 3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.

  • 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

  • 4.1 Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.

  • 4.2 Students demonstrate understanding
    of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

  • 5.1 Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.

  • 5.2 Students show evidence of becoming lifelong learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

  • Students demonstrate mastery of significant literary works in the target language.  This can be reached through studies in 3223, 4213, 4223 and 4283.

Teaching English as a Second Language (Master’s Degree)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of TESL methodology.

  • Ability to generate writing that demonstrates an advanced ability to analyze and synthesize.

  • Ability to conduct original research.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of linguistic theories of second language acquisition.

  • Demonstrated awareness of how cultural factors affect second language acquisition.

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