Outcomes for 4000-level literature courses†††††††††† 4/28/08


The 4000-level literature courses require studentsí mastery of the outcomes cited in the 2000-level survey courses, but they also require demonstration of the following:

Demonstrate advanced skills in reading and textual analysis;

Demonstrate mastery of the content of a specific/specialized field of literary study;

Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and critical context of a specific literary field;

Recognize and use correctly the terminology of the particular genre or field;

Understand the role played by gender, race, class, and ethnicity (where appropriate) in literature and literary theory;

Understand the application of a variety of critical approaches to literary texts;

Demonstrate the ability to write clear analytical essays incorporating both primary textual evidence and secondary scholarly and critical sources.