• Students will become accomplished active readers.
  • They will be able to write effectively for a variety of professional and social settings.
  • Students will develop an appreciation of how the formal elements of language and genre shape meaning.
  • They will gain knowledge of the major traditions of literatures written in English, and an appreciation for the diversity of literary.
  • Students will develop the ability to read works of literary, rhetorical, and cultural criticism, and deploy ideas from these texts in their own reading and writing.
  • Students will demonstrate the skills needed to participate in a conversation that builds knowledge collaboratively.