The English program helps develop academic skills for critical thinking, as well as oral and written expression. English majors learn how to analyze and respond to a variety of texts. They also learn how to write in and about various academic disciplines. These skills allow students to broaden their critical and social perspectives as well as their imagination, thereby helping them to succeed in their collegiate and post-collegiate careers.
- Can write in multiple formats with exceptional clarity and insight;
- Can offer complex and thoughtful interpretations of texts. This includes traditional texts, such as printed prose and poetry, and non-traditional forms such as graphic novels, films, and digital media;
- Has a broad understanding of various literary periods and literary theory, as well as specific knowledge of emerging areas in literary study;
- Understands the importance of multicultural literary contributions.