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Department of English & Philosophy

Martin Bldg., Room 336
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4425





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Program Goals

I. Goals for All Students

A. Literature

1. Students will demonstrate general knowledge of the history and diversity of literature written in English, primarily British and American. [Evidence: 9 sem. hr. requirement in English literature, 9 sem. hr. requirement in American literature]

2. Students will demonstrate more extensive knowledge of a particular literary topic. [Evidence: 3 sem. hr. research requirement (including thesis option), area of emphasis option]

3. Students will demonstrate awareness of the human diversity as expressed in literature. [Evidence: 3 sem. hr. requirement in race/gender/ethnicity]

B. Research

1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with scholarly methodologies (historical and contemporary), literary terminology, use of secondary sources, and principles of documentation. [Evidence: ENGL 5000, research requirement, and most other courses]

2. Students will demonstrate ability to formulate original research questions, apply appropriate techniques, and incorporate results into formal oral and written presentation. [Evidence: ENGL 5000, research requirement, and most other courses]

3. Students will demonstrate ability to think and work independently. [Evidence: Research requirement and most courses]

C. Language 1. Students will demonstrate increasing ability to write with clarity, style, and originality. [Evidence: ENGL 5000, most courses, research requirement] 2. Students will demonstrate awareness of a specialized area with the discipline focusing on strategies or structures of language. [Evidence: 3 sem. hr. requirement in rhetoric/ linguistics/theory]

II. Optional Goals

A. Teaching

1. Students will demonstrate a familiarity with theories, approaches, and methods of teaching in their field and be able to discuss the merits and shortcomings of each. [Evidence: ENGL 4810, other methods courses, research requirement, work as a graduate assistant, participation in on-going g.a. training]

2. Students will begin to form a personal philosophy of teaching and be able to demonstrate how that philosophy might guide their strategies and methods in particular teaching situations. [Evidence: ENGL 4810, other methods courses, research requirement, work as a graduate assistant, participation on-going g.a. training]

B. Professional

Students will demonstrate a familiarity with and involvement in the objectives and activities of the profession. [Evidence: ENGL 5000, research requirement, membership in professional organizations, participation in professional activities (including attending conferences, presenting papers, submitting articles for publication)]


Pleiades

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TESL Student Handbook 2013-2015

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Guide for English Majors

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