Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome 1: Critical Strategies

Students will demonstrate an understanding of critical terms, theoretical concepts, and interpretative strategies associated with the study of the English language and its literature.

  • Corresponds to DSU’s Core Themes and Objectives for Learning (CT1.1, CT1.2, CT1.3, CT1.4) and Values (CT2.2)

Program Learning Outcome 2: Cultural and Ideological Awareness

Students will identify and negotiate the ideologies and core cultural beliefs present in multiple rhetorical and aesthetic genres and forms.

  • Corresponds to DSU’s Core Themes and Objectives for Learning (CT1.1, CT1.2, CT1.3, CT1.4) and Values (CT2.1, CT2.2, CT2.3)

Program Learning Outcome 3: Collaborative Learning

Students will enhance their understanding of texts, literary history, and research methods through varying collaborative activities.

  • Corresponds to DSU’s Core Themes and Objectives for Learning (CT1.1, CT1.2, CT1.3, CT1.4), Values (CT2.1, CT2.2, CT2.3), and Community (CT3.3)

Program Learning Outcome 4: Research & Information Literacy

Students will demonstrate competence conducting advanced research, learning to produce scholarly writing for potential publication and/or formal presentation that exhibits sound rhetorical structure and source integration.

  • Corresponds to DSU’s Core Themes and Objectives for Learning (CT1.1, CT1.2, CT1.3, CT1.4) and Values (CT2.2)

Program Learning Outcome 5: Professional Development

Students will cultivate an understanding of language usage that prepares them for employment in fields that attach importance to sophisticated writing and critical thinking skills.

  • Corresponds to DSU’s Core Themes and Objectives for Learning (CT1.1, CT1.2, CT1.3, CT1.4), Values (CT2.1, CT2.2, CT2.3), and Community (CT3.1, CT3.2, CT3.3)