Department of English Student Learning Outcomes

Gonzaga University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
Degree: B.A. in English and B.A. in English/Writing Concentration

The English major will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the literary heritage of the British and American traditions.
  • Construct and articulate competent and persuasive interpretations of and arguments about texts.
  • Read literature critically and analyze such works in conventionally appropriate ways.
  • Produce writing that is clear, content-rich, rhetorically sophisticated, and that uses language appropriate to its context and purpose as well as the conventional mechanics and grammar of Standard Written English, and correct MLA documentation.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of minority literatures (e.g., literature by women, multiethnic American literature, queer literature and postcolonial literature) from inside and outside the Western canon along with a basic understanding of the political and cultural concerns raised by such texts.

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