understand how literary and linguistic conventions have developed and operate;
understand how accomplished readers read fiction, poetry, and drama;
understand how accomplished writers create form, effect, and influence;
apply that understanding to their own reading and writing.
So that English department faculty can better evaluate each student's progress and accomplishments in these areas, all English majors must submit a portfolio of three essays during the spring semester of their sophomore year and another portfolio of three essays during the spring semester of their senior year. The department will distribute submission instructions at the beginning of each spring semester.
BA in Literature with a Concentration in American Literature