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The English Major:
- Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of works from different periods and genres within the evolving canon of English language texts.
- Contextualize and connect specific texts with broader historical and cultural knowledge and perspectives.
- Demonstrate critical reading skills for analyzing and evaluating a range of texts.
- Produce focused, well-developed, analytical and argumentative writing that incorporates a variety of oral, printed, and/or visual texts.
- Demonstrate proper documentation of primary and secondary sources.
- Apply understanding of literary aesthetics to readings or their own creative work.
- Comprehend a variety of literary terms and expressions derived from diverse cultural and social experiences, and realize the importance of gender, class, race, and geographical location as categories of literary analysis.
- Develop analytical perspectives and enriched vocabularies that can be employed in other professions and disciplines.
- Understand the value of studying the Humanities and recognize its contribution to other disciplines.