English B1A Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of English 1A, the student will be able to perform the following:

  1. Read and think critically, including a variety of non-fiction texts for content, context, and rhetorical merit with consideration of tone, audience, and purpose.
  2. Evaluate and establish the credibility of print and online sources.
  3. Demonstrate the legitimate use of scholarly sources by
  4. Write papers that
  5. Write timed essays in class exhibiting acceptable college-level control of mechanics, organization, development, and coherence.


Note: In spring, 2014, the English Department agreed that a research paper should be, at a minimum, approximately five pages long; we calculated that to be a minimum word count of 1,600 words. It should also incorporate a minimum of five sources.