Learning Outcomes

Objective: In keeping with Principia’s mission to serve the Cause of Christian Science, the English Department is committed to uplifting and healing humanity through theinventive practice of empathetic, critical, transformative reading and writing with independence of thought.
Reading: As a content area English involves reading unfiltered texts—texts produced within a culture as opposed to textbooks summarizing a given area of study.  

Writing: Implicit in reading experimental and imaginative texts is an invitation to write with precision and vigor.  

As a result English majors will be able to:

  1. Apply literary knowledge through close readings of texts.
  2. Comprehend scholarly debates about texts.
  3. Identify the effect of culture on style in historical and/or contemporary settings.
  4. Integrate appropriate research materials.
  5. Practice the formal elements of prose and poetry.