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Learning Outcomes


Students who successfully complete an English major at Western Kentucky University will be able to:

  1. Understand explicitly the development an use of spoken and written language [LANGUAGE]
  2. Analyze, interpret, and critically discuss a diverse variety of texts [CLOSE READING]
  3. Analyze argumentative and persuasive techniques in a variety of genres [RHETORIC]
  4. Compose successfully in multiple genres, media, and formats [WRITING]
  5. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the history and development of literature in the English language in a global context [LITERATURE]
  6. Analyze a diverse variety of texts through multiple theories and histories [THEORY]
  7. Conduct academic research and document it appropriately [RESEARCH]
  8. Convey the core values and competencies of the discipline of English to wider audiences [COMMUNICATION]
  9. Participate in extra-curricular activities and show awareness of educational and professional opportunities after graduation [PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT]
WKU English

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 Last Modified 11/6/17