Department of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies

Student Learning Outcomes


Candidates will be able to:

  1. Conduct complex research projects and develop sophisticated written and oral arguments for a variety of audiences and professional contexts.
  2. Write essays of varying lengths and for various audiences that demonstrate an understanding of culture and its relationship to different texts; the characteristics of genres, their conventional uses, and the possibilities for experimentation; the major schools of cultural criticism and literary theory; and the interplay of literature, identity, and socioeconomic, cultural, and historical movements and trends.
  3. Prepare presentations, media content, and teaching materials that demonstrate the characteristics listed above.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of new technologies through participation in digital humanities and social media-based projects.
  5. Serve as effective and knowledgeable teaching assistant in first-year writing courses.