Nov 26, 2022
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a major in English will:
- Demonstrate a high level of understanding in their field by scoring above the 60th percentile on the MFAT.
- Develop and revise a creative idea through several drafts, or assert and support a specific thesis, synthesizing the complexities of the issue and other points of view.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose.
- Use relevant and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject.
- Use language that communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency with few grammatical/mechanical errors.
- Draw connections between faith and literary studies, or draw connections between faith and creative writing.
- Demonstrate skillful use of credible, relevant sources to develop ideas in a literary analysis, or demonstrate skillful use of interesting and relevant sources in a creative piece.
- Demonstrate a full understanding of citing, paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting secondary sources responsibly.
- Demonstrate preparedness to enter graduate school or the workplace in an exit interview with their advisor.
- Participate through their vocation in God’s creative and redemptive purposes in the world.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in English
University Core Curriculum - 42 hours
Program requirements satisfy 6 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.
English Major Core - 24 hours
Emphasis - 12 hours
Choose one of the following
Twelve hours from one of the following options:
Twelve hours specified as 6 hours in one language and 6 hours in a second language; either modern or ancient languages (i.e. Spanish, Greek, Hebrew or Latin). Can be a combination of 6 hours of modern and 6 hours of ancient languages, or 12 hours of modern language, or 12 hours of ancient language, at any course level.
Twelve hours in a single language with 6 hours at the 1000 course level and 6 hours at the 2000 course level.
Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours
English majors are encouraged to consider Spanish or French as a minor.
Minimum total semester hours - 120