Assessment of Student Learning



English Discipline


UNIT MISSION/GOAL(S)

The purpose of the English curriculum is to introduce students to the study of the English language and literature and to develop their ability to read critically, write effectively, and understand and appreciate the wide variety of literary works written in English. The curriculum serves the needs of students interested in general education, students planning to pursue graduate work in the discipline, and students preparing for secondary school education.


STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES, EXPECTED OUTCOMES, ASSESSMENT METHODS & TOOLS, TIMELINE

Learning Objective 1
To introduce students to significant and diverse figures in English and American as well as world literature.
Expected Outcome 1
Students will be able to intelligently read, discuss and write about various writers with different styles and perspectives.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 1
We are considering various possibilities such as: testing, portfolios, self-reports, exit interviews, capstone experiences, presentations, as well as other possibilities that will be suggested to us by our students.
Timeline for the Outcome 1
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Learning Objective 2
To develop in students an understanding of historical continuity and change in English, American, and world literature.
Expected Outcome 2
Students will be able to articulate differences and similarities among literary works from different periods.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 2
We are considering various possibilities such as: testing, portfolios, self-reports, exit interviews, capstone experiences, presentations, as well as other possibilities that will be suggested to us by our students.
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Learning Objective 3
To introduce students to a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives.
Expected Outcome 3
Students will be capable of discussing and writing about pieces of literature from various critical perspectives.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 3
We are considering various possibilities such as: testing, portfolios, self-reports, exit interviews, capstone experiences, presentations, as well as other possibilities that will be suggested to us by our students.
Timeline for the Outcome 3
Starting Date for the Implementation:
Anticipated Date for the First Results: