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Literature Undergraduate Majors

Content knowledge: Literature majors will be exposed to and demonstrate a broad knowledge of major and minor authors, major texts and contexts and defining intellectual issues of British and/ or American literature, enriched by familiarity with the same in other European and/ or non-European literature and/ or cinematic traditions.

Analysis: Literature majors will hone their skills in analysis, interpretation and research.

Writing: Literature majors will write with clarity, creativity, and persuasiveness.

Cultural Significance: Literature majors develop and demonstrate an awareness of the significance of literature and of literary form, and of the role they play in the larger culture by being conversant in debates concerning literature's values as a creative endeavor.

 

College Writing Program

LIT-100/102/130:

College Writing courses offer a core set of skills and experiences, emphasizing both continual practice and increasing complexity of reading and writing assignments.  All College Writing students should achieve the following objectives, which arise out of programmatic goals and evaluative criteria:

  • Based on the idea that writing is a recursive series of choices, students should learn how to make effective choices in their own writing.
  • Students should learn how to give critical feedback to their peers’ writing and to receive critical feedback on their writing.
  • Students should learn how to formulate an original thesis in their writing projects and to develop that thesis into a well-supported argument.
  • Students should learn a range of research methods and how to incorporate source material into their writing so that it develops and supports their ideas.
  • Students should learn effective organizational strategies for their writing.
  • Students should develop critical thinking and reading skills, so that they can devise original ideas, rather than simply echo the ideas of others.
  • Students should learn how to evaluate the credibility of sources, to use academic/scholarly resources, and to incorporate sources effectively and ethically.


LIT-101/103/131:

College Writing courses offer a core set of skills and experiences, emphasizing both continual practice and increasing complexity of reading and writing assignments.  All College Writing students should achieve the following objectives, which arise out of programmatic goals and evaluative criteria:

  • Based on the idea that writing is a recursive series of choices, students will make sophisticated choices in their own writing.
  • Students will give critical feedback to their peers’ writing and apply critical feedback on their writing.
  • Students will formulate an original, increasingly complex thesis in their writing projects and develop that thesis into a well-supported argument.
  • Students will use a range of research methods and incorporate source material into their writing so that it develops and supports their ideas.
  • Students will develop effective and appropriate organizational strategies for their writing.
  • Students will practice critical thinking and reading skills, so that they can devise original ideas, rather than simply echo the ideas of others.
  • Students will evaluate the credibility of sources, use academic/scholarly resources, and incorporate sources effectively and ethically.


LIT-106/132:

College Writing courses offer a core set of skills and experiences, emphasizing both continual practice and increasing complexity of reading and writing assignments.  All College Writing students should achieve the following objectives, which arise out of programmatic goals and evaluative criteria:

  • Based on the idea that writing is a recursive series of choices, students will learn to make sophisticated choices in their own writing.
  • Students will practice giving critical feedback to their peers’ writing as well as applying critical feedback on their writing.
  • Students will learn to formulate original, increasingly complex theses in their writing projects and develop those theses into well-supported arguments.
  • Students will learn a range of research methods, and they will use these varied methods and incorporate source material into their writing so that it develops and supports their ideas.
  • Students will learn to develop effective and appropriate organizational strategies for their writing.
  • Students will practice critical thinking and reading skills, so that they can devise original ideas, rather than simply echo the ideas of others.
  • Students will learn to evaluate the credibility of sources, use academic/scholarly resources, and incorporate sources effectively and ethically.

 

MA Literature Program

Outcomes for all concentrations of the MA in Literature Program.