The English Department seeks to create culturally literate students who value academic as well as artistic literature; effective fluent readers that read with comprehension, analysis, and synthesis; strong writers and speakers who are clear, concise, and appeal to their audience; and active listeners and critical thinkers who research and evaluate information carefully.
By graduation, students should be able to:
understand that communication skills developed in English are equal to and interconnected with communication inherent in the visual/media/performing arts.
appreciate and understand the power of language and use its craft (both in writing and orally) to argue, persuade, inform, and entertain.
be confident in ability to think, read, write, and discuss a variety of topics and issues (including the visual/media/performing arts).
read, understand, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and cite information from a variety of texts (functional, prose, poetry, and drama).
write process and on-demand pieces in a variety of forms and structures that are authentic, creative, and structurally correct.
B.A., New York University and Kent State University