Departmental Goals and Objectives
GOAL 1. Critical Inquiry
Objective 1.1: Student engages in an increasingly sophisticated discourse and
demonstrates aesthetic and critical discernment through close textual analysis.
Objective 1.2: Student evaluates secondary sources and applies skills in information
gathering and management, and document design, using traditional sources and
GOAL 2. Knowledge of Language and Literature
Objective 2.1: Student understands the usage and structure of the English language.
Objective 2.2: Student recognizes the stylistic techniques that distinguish key
literary texts relevant to subject and genre.
Objective 2.3: Student is familiar with the legacy of important ideas and contexts
associated with literary periods.
Objective 2.4: Student is introduced to academic and professional publications in the
GOAL 3. Writing as Process
Objective 3.1: Student reflects on his or her arguments over multiple stages of
Objective 3.2: Using traditional resources and emerging technologies, the student
references and formats primary and secondary sources in MLA style.
GOAL 4. Engagement
Objective 4.1: Student is aware of a cultural context for his or her own values and those of his or her sources.