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Student Learning Outcomes
 
Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
​English N50
Introduction to Written Communication
  • Students will read several paragraphs and summarize the point of each paragraph in one sentence.
  • Students will write organized, coherent sentences and paragraphs.
  • Students will write expository paragraphs, using MLA format, that are supported by evidence and are logically organized.
​English N60
Basics of Effective Writing
  • Students will be able to read critically for literal meaning and identify the main idea of a reading and the author's writing strategies.
  • Students will use the writing process to write, in proper MLA format, well-organized, supported paragraphs or short essays using appropriately chosen details, sentence variety, and sufficiently correct grammar and punctuation.
​English 061
Introduction to Composition
  • Students will be able to read critically for literal meaning and identify the main idea of a reading and the author's writing strategies as well as summarize and paraphrase effectively.
  • Students will use the writing process to write, in proper MLA format, essays, including a documented paper, using appropriately chosen details, organizational strategies, sentence variety, and sufficiently correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Students will ethically integrate and document source material.
​English 101
Freshman Composition
  • Students will be able to read critically for literal and implied meaning, identify main ideas, organizational strategies and authors' writing strategies as well as summarize, paraphrase, and analyze written works.
  • Students will use the writing process to write, in proper MLA format, academic essays, including a documented research paper, using appropriately chosen details, organizational strategies, more complex sentence variety, and sufficiently correct grammar, punctuation, effective word choice, and style.
  • Students will evaluate and ethically use primary and secondary academic sources to avoid plagiarism and will use the library's resources, including online databases, to locate appropriate academic source material.
​English 101H
Honors Freshman Composition

  • Students will be able to read critically for literal and implied meaning, identify main ideas, organizational strategies and authors' writing strategies as well as summarize, paraphrase, and analyze written works.
  • Students will use the writing process to write, in proper MLA format, academic essays, including a documented research paper, using appropriately chosen details, organizational strategies, more complex sentence variety, and sufficiently correct grammar, punctuation, effective word choice, and style.
  • Students will evaluate and ethically use primary and secondary academic sources to avoid plagiarism and will use the library's resources, including online databases, to locate appropriate academic source material.

*Students in the Honors Program must maintain a 3.0 GPA.​
​English 102
Literature and Composition
  • Students will read and discuss critically in order to understand literary works on both a literal and symbolic level to identify literary devices and to analyze how they function to reveal theme.
  • Students will apply criteria of literary/artistic excellence developed by the various schools of interpretation; identify premises, assumptions, fallacies, syllogisms, deduction and induction; evaluate evidence, examples, and arguments for soundness; assess authoritative testimony; draw inferences from statistics; and recognize rhetorical devices.
  • Students will synthesize information to produce academic essays and a documented research paper by using resources ethically, reflecting collegiate level writing standers and using proper MLA format.
​English 102H
Honors Literature and Composition
  • Students will read and discuss critically in order to understand literary works on both a literal and symbolic level to identify literary devices and to analyze how they function to reveal theme.
  • Students will apply criteria of literary/artistic excellence developed by the various schools of interpretation; identify premises, assumptions, fallacies, syllogisms, deduction and induction; evaluate evidence, examples, and arguments for soundness; assess authoritative testimony; draw inferences from statistics; and recognize rhetorical devices.
  • Students will synthesize information to produce academic essays and a documented research paper by using resources ethically, reflecting collegiate level writing standers and using proper MLA format.
*Students in the Honors Program must maintain a 3.0 GPA.​
​English 103
Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Students will read and discuss critically in order to identify premises, syllogisms, deduction and induction; to evaluate evidence, examples, and arguments for soundness; to assess authoritative testimony; to draw inferences from statistics; and to recognize rhetorical devices.
  • Students will synthesize information to produce academic argumentative and persuasive essays and a documented research paper by using resources ethically, reflecting collegiate level writing standards and using proper MLA format.
​English 103H
Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Students will read and discuss critically in order to identify premises, syllogisms, deduction and induction; to evaluate evidence, examples, and arguments for soundness; to assess authoritative testimony; to draw inferences from statistics; and to recognize rhetorical devices.
  • Students will synthesize information to produce academic argumentative and persuasive essays and a documented research paper by using resources ethically, reflecting collegiate level writing standards and using proper MLA format.
*Students in the Honors Program must maintain a 3.0 GPA.​​​
​English 213
Creative Writing
  • Students will be able to identify, analyze, and create texts in the four literary genres.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of purpose and audience and display appropriate command of diction, sentence structure, and mechanics in their writing.
  • Students will be able to create their own original texts.
​English 220
Survey of the Bible as Literature
  • Student will be able to identify the major themes, motifs, archetypes, and recurrent images and characters in Biblical poetry, proverbs, prose, and prophecy.
  • Student will analyze Biblical literature from different critical perspectives and with regard to historical context and common literary conventions.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 231
Survey of English Literature I
  • ​Students will be able to identify major authors, works, themes, historical events, and literary conventions from the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Restoration.
  • Students will consider form, content, and historical context to analyze literature from multiple genres in each period.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 232
Survey of English Literature II
  • ​Students will be able to identify major authors, works, themes, historical events, and literary conventions from the Romantic era, the Victorian era, and the twentieth century and use historical, political, and social context as a basis for literary analysis.
  • Student will critically read literature from multiple genres, including poetry and novels, and be able to analyze each literary work from different critical perspectives.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, ability to analyze both form and content, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
English 233A
Shakespeare's Comedies
and Romances

  • Students will be able to identify the major works, themes, subgenres, and dramatic conventions in the comedy and romance genres of Shakespearean drama.
  • Students will critically read and view a selection of Shakespeare's comedies and romances and analyze each work from different critical perspectives and with regard to historical and cultural context.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 233B
Shakespeare's Tragedies
and History Plays

  • ​Students will be able to identify the major works, themes, subgenres, and dramatic conventions in the tragedy and history genres of Shakespearean drama.
  • Students will critically read and view a selection of Shakespeare's tragedies and history plays and analyze each work from different critical perspectives and with regard to historical and cultural context.
  • Student will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 233C
Shakespeare's Theatre
  • ​Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major works, themes, and dramatic conventions of Shakespearean drama; general knowledge of Shakespeare's theatres; and general knowledge of Elizabethan and Jacobean England.
  • Students will critically read and view a selection of Shakespeare's plays and analyze each work from different critical perspectives and with regard to historical, cultural, and theatrical context.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 241
Survey of American Literature
1600-1865
  • Students will be able to identify the authors, works, themes, historical events, and literary conventions that shaped American literature from 1600-1865.
  • Students will critically read American literature from multiple genres, including poetry and novels, and analyze each literary work from different critical perspectives.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, ability to analyze both from and content, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 242
Survey of American Literature
1865-Present
  • ​Students will be able to identify the major authors, works, themes, historical events, and literary conventions that have shaped American literature from 1865-present.
  • Students will critically read American literature from multiple genres, including poetry and novels, and analyze each literary work from different critical perspectives.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, ability to analyze both form and content, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 243
The Modern American Novel
  • ​Students will be able to identify major authors, themes, historical events, and literary conventions that have shaped American novels since 1900.
  • Students will critically read a diverse selection of American novels and analyze each literary work from different critical perspectives.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 245
The Image of African-Americans
in Literature and Films
  • ​Students will be able to identify important African-American authors, major works by and about African-Americans, and major themes in African-American literature and film.
  • Students will critically read literature and view films by and about African-Americans, focusing on the images of the African-American and the thematic, social, and political contexts from which those images are created.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 246
Survey of Chicano Literature
  • ​Students will be able to identify major authors, works, and themes of Chicano literature and will demonstrate an understanding of the historical and social background of Chicano literature.
  • Students will consider form, literary conventions, and various critical theories to analyze Chicano literature from multiple genres.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 270
Children's Literature
  • Students will be able to identify major authors, works, and themes of children's literature as well as the conventions specific to each major genre: picture books, poetry, traditional literature, drama, non-fiction, and fiction.
  • Students will consider form, literary conventions, audience, and historical and cultural context to analyze children's literature from multiple genres.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
English ​271
Survey of World Literature I
  • ​Students will be able to identify major authors, works, themes, historical events, and literary conventions in a variety of world literature from Ancient world, the Medieval era, and Early Modern Period.
  • Students will consider form, content literary conventions, and historical and cultural context to analyze literature from a variety of critical perspectives.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 272
Survey of World Literature II
  • ​Students will be able to identify major authors, works, themes, historical events, ad literary conventions in a variety of world literature from 1650 to present.
  • Students will consider form, content, literary conventions, historical and cultural context to analyze literature from a variety of critical perspectives.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
​English 278
Survey of Literature by Women
  • ​Students will be able to identify major authors, works, themes, historical events, and literary conventions in women's literature from various historical periods and genres.
  • Students will critically read literature written by women and analyze each work from various critical perspectives with regard to social, political, and historical context.
  • Students will produce college-level academic writing that demonstrates literal comprehension of texts, critical analysis, ethical use of primary and secondary sources, and correct MLA format and documentation.
 
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