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English Outcomes and Assessment Tools
We have four major outcomes related to:
Students will be evaluated holistically at the entrance and exit points to the major.
The seminar papers for English 399 (Introduction to Methods of Literary Study) and English 493 (Senior Seminar) will be assessed by a group of faculty using the English Department’s Literary Analysis Rubric. The Literary Analysis Rubric will also be used to evaluate student performance in all of the major courses.
In addition, focused assessment of Outcomes 4 and 5 will be embedded in English 408 (Multicultural Literature and Perspectives). Course instructors will use the English Department’s Multicultural Literary Analysis Rubric to evaluate a 408 project for knowledge and application of multicultural perspectives.
Focused assessment of Outcome 4 will also be embedded in English 403 (British Literary Foundations) and English 405 (American Literary Foundations).
Course instructors will use the English Department’s Literary Analysis Rubric to evaluate a 403 and 405 project for knowledge of major writers genres, and/or periods. Major course descriptions are listed below.
In 493, 80 percent of majors will score 3.5 or above on all categories of the rubric; 20 percent will score 4 or above on all categories of the rubric.
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