English prepares students for careers in business, law, and other professional and technical fields by developing skills that are critical to career advancement and success beyond the entry-level job:
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Rhetorical awareness
- Critical thinking and analytical ability
- Research and information literacy
- Cultural sensitivity
- Collaborative and creative strategies
- Professionalization and self-presentation
Objective 1. Deriving Meaning from a Text The program will develop students’ ability to derive meaning from a text.
Objective 2. Cultural Sensitivity The program will develop students’ understanding of how cultural context relates to the production and reception of texts.
Objective 3. Advancing and Defending a Thesis The program will develop students’ ability to advance a thesis or defend a position with evidence from primary and secondary source materials.
Objective 4. Effective Writing The program will develop students’ ability to write effectively in a variety of genres and styles.
Objective 5. Disposition and professional demeanor The program will develop in students a disposition and demeanor reflecting the department and university mission through respect, intellectual flexibility, attention to detail, and cultural sensitivity.