Goals for English 203

Goals for English 203, 205, 209, 210, and 211 

By the end of each of these courses, students should be able to do the following: 

1. Read consciously and contextually to develop interpretations of texts 

a. Analyze textual details to develop an interpretation of the overall text 

b. Identify the generic features and structures of a text 

c. Identify and explain the relationships among writers, readers, genres, and contexts 

2. Demonstrate the ability to use English studies methodologies to think critically about language, texts, and experience 

a. Demonstrate development of deeper understanding of course concepts 

b. Form judgments about the assumptions or claims presented in the texts 

c. Make evidence-based arguments to support conclusions 

d. Analyze contemporary issues in language, texts, and experience based on English studies methodologies 

3. Write in ways appropriate to the course subject 

a. Compose in at least three different types of writing for different purposes, audiences, or media (e. g. creative, analytical, evaluative, or digital) 

b. Address multiple perspectives (scholarly and otherwise) on a topic while clearly voicing your own 

c. Effectively use critical terminology relevant to the course subject 

d. Incorporate evidence, following the citation style particular to the course subject 

e. Make conscious choices about language patterns, diction and style 

f. Use feedback appropriately to improve their writing through revision

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