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English (B.A.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and critique main-stream and marginal texts in their appropriate contexts.
  2. Conduct research on topics in literary and cultural studies.
  3. Report the results of research using an accepted methodology and manuscript format.

Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following courses: ENG 3014 and ENG 4930.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Select a topic and develop it for a specific audience and purpose with respect for diverse perspectives.
  2. Develop, organize, and relate ideas and information with coherence, clarity, and unity.

Communication Skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following courses: ENG 3014 and ENG 4930.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engage with deep and complex ideas or aspects of a text within a specific and rich context.
  2. Support deep and complex ideas with the following: rich, engaging, and pertinent details from primary and secondary sources; evidence of analysis, reflection and insight; balance of textual reference and analysis.

Critical Thinking Skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following courses: ENG 3014 and ENG 4930.