Learning Outcomes

Literature Undergraduate Majors

  • Applying: Literature students will be able to interpret the formal, aesthetic, and creative elements composing literary, visual, and cultural texts and the contexts in which they circulate (Maps with 100-level or foundational courses)
  • Analyzing: Literature students will examine how identities and ideas are formed by exploring a diverse range of national, intercultural, and historical texts. (Maps with 200-level survey courses)
  • Evaluating: Literature students will formulate arguments about why texts matter in terms of form, aesthetics, power structures, and knowledge production. (Maps with 300-level courses)
  • Creating: Literature students will produce original research-based work that argues with clarity and creativity in a variety of media and rhetorical contexts. (Maps with 400-level courses)

Please see also the Writing Studies Program for more learning outcomes information.