English Literature Learning Outcomes

All CMU baccalaureate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, and specialized knowledge/applied learning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Express themselves effectively in a variety of forms. (Specialized Knowledge)
  2. Support interpretive claims about a variety of texts. (Critical Thinking)
  3. Identify the salient features of literary texts from a broad range of English and American literary periods. (Specialized Knowledge)
  4. Employ knowledge of literary traditions to produce imaginative writing. (Communication Fluency/Applied Learning)
  5. Use research to assist in problem-solving. (Critical Thinking)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the history or culture of the English language. (Specialized Knowledge)