Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals


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Mission Statement
Department Goals
Controversial Literature Statement
 


English Department Mission Statement

The English department promotes the studies of literature and communication as vehicles for understanding the complexity of human experience: individual and social, cultural and historical, moral and spiritual. In accordance with the Jesuit mission, the department strives to create readers, writers, speakers, and philosophers able to think critically and reflectively and to act in responsible, tolerant, and enlightened ways.


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English Department Goals

I. Communication (Written and Oral)

 

  1. Students will be able to communicate effectively through various modes of written and oral expression for different audiences, situations, and purposes. (II. A, C, E, H)

  1. Students will understand and be able to employ the terminology of written and oral communication. (II. A, C, E, H)

  1. Students will expand their vocabulary skills. (II. A, E, F)

  1. Students will understand and be able to employ the five-step writing process. (II. A, C, E, G)

  1. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of their own and others’ written and oral communication (I. D, G;  II. A, H)

  1. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the correctness of their own and others’ written and oral communication. (I. D, G;  II. A, H)

  1. Students will be attentive and respectful members of an audience. (I. C;   II. A;  IV. A, C, E; V. A, B, F)

  1. Students will be able to conduct research effectively using a variety of resources. (II. G, J, F, C)

  1. Students will be able to set goals to improve their communication skills. (I. D, G;  II. A)

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic grammar and mechanics. (I. D, G; II. A, H)

 

II. Literature

 

 

 

 

  1. Students will explore, experience, and reflect on a comprehensive range of the world’s thoughts, ideas, and experiences.  (I. B, C, D;  II. F, L, M;  III. D;  IV. B, E, H, G;  V. A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

  1. Students will be able to read with comprehension. (I. C;  II. C, E, G; III. D;  IV. B, E)

  1. Students will be able to think critically about what they read. (I. F, G;  II. C, E, G, S; IV. B, E, G;  V. A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

  1. Students will experience a variety of literary genres. (I. B, C;  II. D, E, F, L , M, N, P, R; III. D)

  1. Students will learn to appreciate classic and contemporary literature. (I. B, E;  II. F, N, P;  III. D;  IV. A;  V. A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

  1. Students will respect the diversity of ideas within the human experience. (I. A, B, C, E;  II. F, N, P;  III. D;  IV. A;  V. A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

  1. Students will acquire or strengthen a love of reading. (I. A, F, G;  II. F, R;  IV. B, G)

  1. Students will participate in shared reading experiences. (I. B, C; II. R;  IV. A, C, E)

  1. Students will understand literary and cultural heritages. (I. B, C, D, E;  II. M, N, P;  IV. B, E;  V. A, F)

  1. Students will understand and be able to use the language of literature. (II. A, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, M, P, R, S)

  1. Students will be able to evaluate and improve their reading skills. (II. A, C, D, E, F, G, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S)

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