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English, BA

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome C Ability to Conduct Research Project-BA (all)

Students are able to plan, research, and execute a long-term self-directed project involving critical, social, linguistic, or literary analysis.
Objective 1 Students will be able to write a senior thesis paper that draws on knowledge gained from their Foundations coursework and developed throughout the curriculum in their chosen emphasis area.

Outcome D Critical reflection / practical engagement in emphasis area-BA (all)

Students are able to critically reflect on and practically engage in their chosen emphasis area.
Objective 1 Students will be able to write a reflective essay that demonstrates a holistic understanding of their English coursework.

Outcome E Writing within disciplinary conventions-BA (all)

Students are able to write with accepted conventions in their chosen emphasis area.
Objective 1 Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific formatting in their senior thesis, such as MLA or AP styles.
Objective 2 Students will be able to use disciplinary conventions of citation to integrate source material into their own writing.
Objective 3 Students will be able to write in a register that reflects scholarly conventions in academic writing in their field.

Outcome F Communication in different registers-BA (all)

Students are able to communicate effectively in different registers (including oral and written communication).
Objective 1 Students will be able to present their thesis work orally to a public audience.

Outcome R BA-Research

Students are able to engage critically with research in their chosen field and situate their own arguments in relation to that research.
Objective 1 Students will be able to produce a thesis paper that demonstrates comprehension of the scholarship that they include in their written work.
Objective 2 Students will be able to distinguish clearly between their own arguments and those derived from scholarly sources.

Outcome S Critical Thinking (undergraduate)

Use systematic reasoning to examine and evaluate information and ideas and then synthesize conclusions to propose new perspectives and solutions.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions.
• Construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence.
• Formulate novel approaches or create innovative interpretations.
• Evaluate the novel approaches or innovative interpretations..
Objective 1 Students will be able to assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions.
Objective 2 Students will be able to construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence.