English, Literature, Journalism

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
LIT 20African American Literature^ Students will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
JOUR 101Beginning News Writing^ Students will be able to write summary and other leads. ^ Students will demonstrate news judgment. ^ Students will understand AP style.
LIT 40Children's Literature^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will analyze major themes and concerns in children's literature. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 25Contemporary Mexican American Literature^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
ENGL 8ACreative Writing - Fiction^ Students will understand the elements of fiction. ^ Students will write a short story.
ENGL 8FCreative Writing - Nonfiction^ Students will understand the elements of creative nonfiction. ^ Students will write a piece of nonfiction.
ENGL 8BCreative Writing - Poetry^ Students will understand the elements of poetry. ^ Students will write a poem.
ENGL 8ECreative Writing Memoir^ Students will understand the elements of the memoir. ^ Students will write a memoir.
ENGL 1CCritical Thinking and Writing^ In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument. ^ Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
ENGL 1CHCritical Thinking and Writing - Honors^ In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument. ^ Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
LIT 1Early American Literature^ Students completing an assignment is Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will analyze major themes and concerns in American literature before 1900. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
JOUR 105Editor Training^ Students will edit for AP style, English, and journalistic writing. ^ Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
ENGL 1BEnglish - Introduction to Literary Types^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
ENGL 1AFreshman Composition^ Students will apply MLA format for citing and documenting sources. ^ Students will write an essay in which they synthesize information from a variety of sources.
ENGL 1AHFreshman Composition - Honors^ Students will apply MLA format for citing and documenting sources. ^ Students will write an essay in which they synthesize information from multiple texts.
ENGL 65Grammar Review^ Students will correct common sentence errors. ^ Students will identify parts of speech and parts of sentences.
JOUR 102Intermediate Newswriting^ Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics. ^ Students will write an in-depth news story.
LIT 15Introduction to Cinema^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 14Introduction to Modern Poetry^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 36Introduction to mythology^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
ENGL 81Language Acquisition^ Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental components of human language. ^ Students will describe the principal observable milestones in language acquisition.
JOUR 103Magazine Staff Production Lab^ Students will contribute content to the student newspaper or magazine ^ Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
JOUR 110Magazine Writing and Production^ Students will contribute to the production of the student magazine. ^ Students will recognize how the magazine industry and its markets function.
JOUR 100Mass Media and Society^ Students will be familiar with basic mass media law and ethics. ^ Students will understand the respective functions of the fields that comprise the mass media, advertising, and public relations.
LIT 2Modern American Literature^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will analyze major themes and concerns in American literature after 1850. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 3Multicultural American Literature^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
JOUR 116Multimedia Storytelling^ Students will be able to construct news stories through blog and social media posts that are short and concise and follow the journalistic guidelines learned in class.
JOUR 106Online Media Laboratory^ Students will create, edit, and upload a basic podcast to the Web. ^ Students will create, edit, and upload basic a videocast to the Web. ^ Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
ENGL 66Paragraph Writing^ Students will understand the elements of the paragraph. ^ Students will write a unified paragraph.
ENGL 68Preparation for College Writing^ In response to one or more assigned texts, students will write an expository essay. ^ Students will be able to punctuate a variety of sentence types.
JOUR 109Public Relations Internship^ Students will execute a public relations plan for a client. ^ Students will write a public relations plan for a client.
JOUR 107Race, Culture, Sex, and Mass Media Images^ Students will analyze how the mass media and advertising contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping. ^ Students will recognize how the mass media contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping.
ENGL 99Special Projects in English^ Students will complete an independent reading or writing project in composition, literature, journalism, or creative writing. ^ Students will increase skill in writing beyond what is covered in the normal creative writing curriculum. ^ Students will increase their confidence as creative writers.
JOUR 104Student Media Photography Laboratory^ Students will contribute to the production of the student newspaper. ^ Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
JOUR 115Student News Media Editing Staff^ Students will be able to edit news stories and information into a publishable form, with attention to accuracy, clarity, thoroughness, fairness, AP style, and media law and ethics.
JOUR 114Student News Media Staff^ Students will be able to develop news and feature stories through written, visual, audio, video, or other multimedia formats.
LIT 6BSurvey of English Literature^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 6ASurvey of English Literature^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 10Survey of Shakespeare^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 47The Bible as Literature: New Testament^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 46The Bible as Literature: Old Testament^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
ENGL 75Vocabulary Building^ Students will recognize and use roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand new words encountered in reading and listening. ^ Students will use context clues to infer the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary.
JOUR 112Work Experience in Journalism^ Students will fulfill the requirements of their media internship contract. ^ Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
LIT 11BWorld Literature^ Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
LIT 11AWorld Literature^ Students completing an assignment is Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression. ^ Students will analyze major themes and concerns in world literature before 1750. ^ Students will write a literary analysis.
JOUR 111Writing Broadcast and Web News^ Students will gather news and write for radio, television, and all digital media. ^ Students will incorporate video and/or audio into a digital news story. ^ Students will understand broadcast law and ethics.
ENGL 64Writing Effective Sentences^ Students will construct the four basic sentence patterns. ^ Students will undertand the elements of the sentence.
JOUR 108Writing for Public Relations^ Students will be write and edit copy for features, newsletters, institutional publications, and other PR writing styles. ^ Students will understand the code of ethics in public relations. ^ Students will understand the role of public relations in media activities and related publics.
ENGL 67Writing Fundamentals^ In response to one assigned text, students will write a unified paragraph. ^ Students will be able to write logical sentences. ^ Students will summarize short expository and literary texts.