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Learning Outcomes


English

As they proceed through the English degree program, students in all four tracks (creative writing, language arts education, literature and professional writing) will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the writing process by employing strategies of inquiry, research (with appropriate citation), drafting, peer review, revision and editing in the development of thesis-driven writing projects
  • Evaluate and respond to variations in audience, purpose, form and/or genre connected with written, oral, visual and/or digital communication
  • Explore interactions among the diverse social and cultural contexts in which we study, teach and/or create texts
  • Understand and apply diverse critical and theoretical approaches to the careful examination of texts
  • Use discipline-specific technologies and presentation strategies for the public discussion and dissemination of research and writing

Majors and Their Educational Outcomes

Additionally, students on the creative writing track will:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in at least one creative genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting and/or playwriting) at a publication or production level
  • Employ common techniques, strategies, and processes for peer workshopping and editing of creative work
  • Demonstrate an ability to situate one's own creative choices within a relevant aethetic history and tradition
  • Develop a professional understanding of submission, publication and production practices in creative writing
Additionally, students on the language arts education (LAE) track will:
  • Situate specific texts/theories/genres within the history and development of English literature
  • Contextualize specific language practices within the history and structure of the English language
  • Evaluate and employ a variety of instructional methods
  • Practice effective teaching techniques for classroom management
  • Practice reflective teaching methods
Additionally, students on the literature track will:
  • Situate specific texts/theories/genres within the history and development of English literature
  • Contextualize specific language practices within the history and structure of the English language
Addtionally, students on the professional writing track will:
  • Evaluate and effectively employ rhetorical conventions that govern how we as a culture create, interpret and use texts in a range of situations (including academic, creative and professional communication)
  • Understand and replicate common print and/or web editorial, design and publication practices

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Department of English

Paulene Callahan

419-772-2100
p-callahan.1@onu.edu
Dukes Memorial 100
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed