Student Learning Outcomes

By studying English at WWU, you will learn to: 

  • Analyze critically and contextually: Apply a combination of close reading skills, critical theory, cultural literacy, genre studies, and historical contexts to the analysis of texts from diverse genres and literary periods.  
  • Argue effectively: Find, evaluate, and employ evidence from primary and secondary texts to craft clear, compelling arguments.  
  • Communicate clearly: Present ideas effectively in discussion, oral presentation, and writing that take into consideration audience and purpose. 
  • Write creatively: Express ideas creatively in a variety of genres and within a collaborative community. 
  • Engage ethically: Apply the insights learned from reading literature to understanding social issues from diverse perspectives; employ the conventions of citation and attribution expected of responsible members of the community of scholars and writers.