Learning Outcomes

Seattle University undergraduate English students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of literatures in English and translation and appreciate the role that historical context plays in the creation and interpretation of literary works
  • Engage questions of justice, value, spirituality, and meaning raised by literary texts
  • Read, closely analyze, interpret, and produce texts in a variety of formats and genre
    For Literature: Draw from different critical perspectives and appreciate how differences in theoretical framework can produce multiple readings of a text
    For Creative Writing: Draw effectively from craft principles in more than one genre in order to create a variety of creative pieces

  • Analyze the role that intersections among race, gender, class, sexuality, and/or national or global history play in literary studies

  • Write and speak effectively for specific audiences and purposes in university, public, and professional life
    For Literature: Conduct scholarly inquiry to produce literary research.
    For Creative Writing: Demonstrate the professional habits of creative writers: revision, workshopping, public reading, and submission for publication

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