Student Learning Outcomes

The English major at HSU encompasses perspectives derived from literary theory, contextual knowledge about literature, the analysis of language, the close reading of texts, and written expression.
At the end of our program students will have demonstrated:
  • the ability to read and explicate written English precisely
  • analysis of literature from several critical perspectives
  • meaningful use of literary, linguistic, theoretical, and rhetorical terminology
  • an awareness of structures of power in language, literature, and culture
  • stimulating and effective writing in a variety of genres according to the accepted conventions of English studies
  • knowledge of literary movements and writers from a range of historical periods and cultural frameworks
  • the ability to understand and perform rhetorical strategies to inform, persuade, and argue.