Upon completion of the English & Communications Program, graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in oral, written, and other forms of discourse.
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in collaborative learning and problem-solving
- Craft thoughtful, creative texts that demonstrate a keen sensitivity to language,
form, style, and effect.
- Analyze texts closely and critically, demonstrating how language, style, form and
genre create effects and shape meanings.
- Articulate an understanding of how cultural, historical, and ideological contexts
condition both the creation and the reception of texts across time and in today’s
complex, diverse world.
- Use various critical methods and theoretical frameworks in scholarly dialogue with
others about the interpretations of texts.
- Design and conduct research, applying it to problem-solving and contributing to various
forms of public discourse.
- Employ relevant technologies in the production, critique, and presentation of texts.
- Reflect on how the knowledge and abilities developed in the English/Communications
Department transfer meaningfully to other academic and non-academic, real-world situations.