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English Department: Goals

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 emerging technologies.


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 field.


GOAL 3. Writing as Process

Objective 3.1:  Student reflects on his or her arguments over multiple stages of Development.

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.