Seattle University undergraduate English students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of British and American literary history
- Engage questions of justice, value, spirituality, and meaning raised by literary texts
- Read and interpret a variety of texts (written, oral, visual, and cultural) from different critical perspectives and appreciate how differences in theoretical framework can produce multiple readings of a text
- 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 different audiences and purposes
- Early in the major: Produce effective close readings that engage basic formal and aesthetic features of texts.
- Late in the major: conduct scholarly inquiry and produce literary research papers in the manner of a literary critic and in the style recommended by the current MLA
Here is a complete list of Learning Outcomes for Seattle University Undergraduate Students.