The mission of the B.A. in English Language is to provide students with mastery over the English language and its literature broadly conceived. Students are prepared for future careers in teaching, communications, or for advanced degrees in the field of English studies.
Program Educational Objectives
The graduates of the program should be able to:
- 1.Develop knowledge of English and its diverse cultural and literary forms;
- 2.Become lifelong learners of English as an academic discipline, acquiring graduate degrees and pursuing opportunities to build on their undergraduate training;
- 3.Follow a successful career path by turning academic skills into professional competences;
- 4.Use their training in interpretation and analysis to become lifelong critical thinkers in all their endeavors;
- 5.Construct a code of ethics to guide their professional and personal lives.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students should be able to:
- 1.Describe the different stages of English literary history and of the most representative writers of the English language;
- 2.Explain the structure of the English language as it has evolved over time through the use of linguistics as an academic discipline;
- 3.Apply critical and interpretive methods to the study of language and literature;
- 4.Understand the multiplicity of Anglophone dialects and literatures of the world;
- 5.Articulate how literary and cultural texts can transform one’s understanding of self and others.
Students majoring in English must successfully complete a total of 102 credits with an overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements. A minimum grade of “C” is required in ENL 213 and ENL 223.