Programs (majors & minors)
English Major — Student Learning Outcomes
In preparing for a meaningful life and meaningful work, graduates of Mars Hill College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English demonstrate:
English majors acquire and apply knowledge of the main periods and cultural contexts of primarily British and American literary history, representative authors and works of each period, major critical approaches to literature, and methods of professional discourse.
English majors write well-organized and clearly presented critical essays about literary texts; plan, organize, and produce well-organized and clearly presented advanced expository, professional, and/or creative writing; and generate well-organized and well-delivered oral presentations on topics relevant to the study of literature and the English language.
Informed, Critical, and Creative Thinking
English majors research, analyze, and critique literary and professional texts and their contexts in original and illuminating ways.
English majors exhibit, both as readers and writers, an awareness of the elements of literature and composition and the means by which they convey thought, emotion, and perception.
Personal Growth and Social Responsibility
English majors demonstrate personal and professional integrity by meeting deadlines, by working both independently and collaboratively, and by avoiding plagiarism.