Learning Goals

English majors are expected to acquire the following knowledge and skills:

  • Become skilled in the close reading of literature and culture.
  • Become familiar with literary works from diverse traditions, periods, and genres.
  • Understand literature and culture in relation to multiple forms of difference.
  • Apply a variety of critical and theoretical interpretive lenses to literature and culture.
  • Learn to write about literary and cultural texts with clarity, argument, and evidence.
  • Learn to produce creative works with craft, imagination, and experiment.