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English (Literature) Learning Goals

Students who major in English: Literature can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Compose a clear and supportable thesis that gives a paper unity
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and expression of subject matter in English literature and be able to effectively utilize both primary and secondary sources
  • Display effective organization of information in a paper, including the use of clear topics sentences and paragraphing
  • Demonstrate stylistic sophistication in written expression and to be able to follow a standard documentation style
  • Demonstrate mastery of the conventions of mechanics, grammar, spelling, and capitalization