Upon completion of the English & Communications Program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in oral, written, and other forms of discourse.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in collaborative learning and problem-solving environments.
  3. Craft thoughtful, creative texts that demonstrate a keen sensitivity to language, form, style, and effect.
  4. Analyze texts closely and critically, demonstrating how language, style, form and genre create effects and shape meanings.
  5. 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.
  6. Use various critical methods and theoretical frameworks in scholarly dialogue with others about the interpretations of texts.
  7. Design and conduct research, applying it to problem-solving and contributing to various forms of public discourse.
  8. Employ relevant technologies in the production, critique, and presentation of texts.
  9. Reflect on how the knowledge and abilities developed in the English/Communications Department transfer meaningfully to other academic and non-academic, real-world situations.