Learning Outcomes | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

English (BA) Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the English major will be able to:

  • distinguish between genres and development of genres
  • write a thesis-driven essay; use close textual analysis and appropriate literary terms; execute an argument with clarity and skill; write with no mechanical errors
  • evaluate theoretical position of sources including bias
  • give formal presentations of critical positions
  • apply terms of literary analysis to primary texts in the service of a coherent argument
  • explore career and post-graduate possibilities (including professional internships, JET, Americorps, Teach for America, the Peace Corps), as well as to prepare for graduate study in English, Law, Library Science, Professional Writing, or other fields

Chatham University English

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