English Major

Goals for the English Major

Department faculty have developed a set of goals for students who graduate with a degree in English from Framingham State College: Graduates of the English major will be able to

  1. Demonstrate an aesthetic appreciation of language and literature.
  2. Interpret a range of texts in American, British, and world literature, providing those texts with appropriate historical and cultural contexts.
  3. Demonstrate advanced analytical reading skills.
  4. Understand a variety of critical theories, approaches, and methodologies and apply them to the interpretation of texts.
  5. Demonstrate substantial communication skills, including the ability to write lucid prose for specific rhetorical situations.
  6. Demonstrate advanced ability to conduct and use academic research, from locating and evaluating print and electronic sources to integrating research materials into substantial critical essays.

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