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Student Learning Outcomes

B.A. in English

Upon completion of their course of study, students graduating with a BA degree in English will be able to:

  1. Employ clear and precise prose.
  2. Recognize and analyze the significance of literary devices.
  3. Use literary criticism and theory appropriately.
  4. Situate and interpret a text in its historical, cultural, or literary context.
  5. Give a clear and poised presentation directed to an audience conversant with literary concepts.
Minor in Irish Studies

Georgia Southern students who graduate with a minor in Irish Studies will be able to:

  1. Effectively communicate substantive knowledge of the culture, history, and literature from indigenous and diasporic Irish traditions.
  2. Investigate and critically assess both multiple socio-cultural models, and relevant primary and secondary texts.
  3. Demonstrate personal and social responsibility through direct engagement with local, regional, and global initiatives.
  4. Exhibit the ability to engage in inter-disciplinary analysis and knowledge creation pertaining to a particular theme or issue relating to Irish Studies.
General Education

ENGL 2111 (World Literature I); ENGL 2112 (World Literature II); & ENGL 2100 (Literature & Humanities)
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with literary language, periods, and genres.
  2. Construct informed and well-reasoned arguments about historical or contemporary works of literature that consider the historical and cultural contexts of those works.
M.A. in English

Upon graduating with an MA in English from Georgia Southern University, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to situate and interpret texts in their historical and cultural contexts, using appropriate literary criticism and theory in discussing texts, presenting different critical stances when necessary.
  2. Analyze and explicate the underlying structures, thematic concerns, and literary devices employed in texts, through various critical lenses.
  3. Produce clear and precise written work which adheres to professional scholarly standards for grammar, mechanics, and usage.
  4. Plan and execute an original research agenda which results in work of a publishable level, presented to an audience of scholars.

Last updated: 12/21/2017