Student Learning Objectives

Requirements for Fulfillment of College Distinction in English and World Languages

 

English (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Mastery of the conventions of standard written English.
  • Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres.
  • Reading comprehension and analytical skills through class discussion and writing, including knowledge and use of critical vocubalary.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements in British and American literature, including ability to attach a literary work to its cultural matrix.
  • Ability to conduct research and use if effectively.
  • Understanding of the dynamic nature of language usage in writtten and spoken contexts.
  • Awareness of linguistics and the cultural role of languages in the global community.

English Education (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Mastery of the conventions of standard writtten English.
  • Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres.
  • Reading comprehension and analytical skills through class discussion and writing, including knowledge and use of critical vocubalary.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements in British and American literature, including ability to attach a literary work to its cultural matrix.
  • Ability to conduct research and use if effectively.
  • Understanding of the dynamic nature of language usage in writtten and spoken contexts.
  • Awareness of linguistics and the cultural role of languages in the global community.
  • Ability to apply current instructional methods in teaching and assessing English language arts at the secondary level.

Creative Writing (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Mastery of the conventions of standard writtten English.
  • Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres.
  • Reading comprehension and analytical skills through class discussion and writing, including knowledge and use of critical vocubalary.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements in British and American literature, including ability to attach a literary work to its cultural matrix.
  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
  • Understanding of the basics of fiction and poetry, including knowledge of literary terms, forms, and other literary traditions.
  • Ability to complete original creative work in poetry and fiction, including works which utilize a variety of literary devices.
  • Ability to critique and copyedit one's own work and the work of others.
  • Knowledge of contemporary literature and the 21st century publishing industry.
  • Understanding of the process of multiple drafts to achieve well-crafted poetry and prose.

Creative Writing Education (Bachelor's Degree)

  • Mastery of the conventions of standard writtten English.
  • Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres.
  • Reading comprehension and analytical skills through class discussion and writing, including knowledge and use of critical vocubalary.
  • Familiarity with major figures, works and movements in British and American literature, including ability to attach a literary work to its cultural matrix.
  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
  • Understanding of the basics of fiction and poetry, including knowledge of literary terms, forms, and other literary traditions.
  • Ability to complete original creative work in poetry and fiction, including works which utilize a variety of literary devices.
  • Ability to critique and copyedit one's own work and the work of others.
  • Knowledge of contemporary literature and the 21st century publishing industry.
  • Understanding of the process of multiple drafts to achieve well-crafted poetry and prose.
  • Understanding of the dynamic nature of language usage in written and spoken contexts
  • Awareness of linguistics and the cultural role of languages in the global community.
  • Ability to apply current instructional methods in teaching and assessing English language arts at the secondary level.

English (Masters 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 (Bachelors Degree)

  • Mastery of the conventions of standard written Spanish.

  • Effective communication and comprehension skills in the target language within a variety of cultural contexts.

  • Awareness of linguistics and an appreciation of languages and their roles within the global community.

  • Ability to understand and respond creatively, critically,  and analytically to print and non-print texts in the target language.

  • Understanding of the role of Spanish in the global community and appreciation of cultural differences.

  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.

Foreign Language Education (Bachelors Degree)

  • Mastery of the conventions of standard written Spanish.

  • Effective communication and comprehension skills in the target language within a variety of cultural contexts.

  • Awareness of linguistics and understanding of language acquisition pedogogy.

  • Ability to understand and respond creatively, critically, and analtytically to print and non-print texts in the target language.  
  • Understanding of the role of Spanish in the global community and appreciation of cultural differences.

  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.

  • Ability to apply current instructional methods in teaching and assessing target language skills at the secondary level.

Teaching English as a Second Language (Masters 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.