Undergraduate Programs

Literature Track

  • Read texts with active, critical skill to form and articulate accomplished interpretations of those texts.
  • Produce written analyses of literary texts that demonstrate awareness of audience, organizational sophistication, and clear argumentation.
  • Recognize the employment and contextual use of the formal elements of language and genre.
  • Build oral communication skills by listening to others’ ideas and articulating their own responses and questions clearly to situate themselves in the conversation.
  • Show knowledge of cultural and historical contexts of Anglophone and translated creative works.

Creative Writing Track

  • Read texts with active, critical skill to form and articulate accomplished interpretations of those texts.
  • Produce multiple drafts of original creative works that are honed and revised through the peer workshop process.
  • Produce written analyses of creative texts that demonstrate awareness of audience, artistic form, organizational sophistication, and clear argumentation.
  • Recognize the employment and contextual use of the formal elements of language and genre.
  • Build oral communication skills by listening to others’ ideas and articulating their own responses and questions clearly to situate themselves in the conversation.
  • Show knowledge of cultural and historical contexts of Anglophone and translated creative works.

Professional Writing Track

  • Read texts with active, critical skill to form and articulate accomplished interpretations of those works.
  • Produce written texts that represent professional genres and demonstrate awareness of audience, artistic form, organizational sophistication, and clear argumentation.
  • Recognize the employment and contextual use of the formal elements of language and genre.
  • Build oral communication skills by listening to others’ ideas and articulating their own responses and questions clearly to situate themselves in the conversation.
  • Complete at least one professional internship that employs writing, editing, and communicating skills learned in PRW courses.

 

Graduate Program

  • Analyze and evaluate texts to form and articulate original interpretations of those texts.
  • Produce extended written analyses of literary texts, informed by research, that demonstrate awareness of audience, knowledge of critical theory, understanding of formal elements of language and genre, formulation of an original question or thesis within the field, organizational sophistication, and clear argumentation.
  • Build oral communication skills by listening to others’ ideas and articulating their own responses and questions clearly to situate themselves in a larger critical and/or theoretical conversation that begins in but extends beyond the classroom.
  • Incorporate knowledge of cultural and historical contexts of Anglophone and translated creative works into original interpretations of those works.