Program Outcomes

The Humanities Division offers four-year majors in Business-Communication, Communication Arts, Creative Writing, English, General Studies: Humanities, Sports Media, and Interdisciplinary. There are additional specializations in English and Communications, as well as several minors and a certificate in Professional Writing.

The faculty provide support curricula for other general education ans occupational programs of the college, especially for certification of teachers at the secondary level. Further, the faculty accomplishes the aims of the division by pursuing research directly relevant to improving instruction, developing curricula, and maintaining currency in their professional fields. Many students majoring or minoring in disciplines of the division complete a service component, an internship, or an evaluated work experience as they study.

Expected Graduate Outcomes and Abilities

  • Conduct research with originality
  • Orally present an argument logically, succinctly, and clearly
  • Prepare well-documented reports
  • Write with grammatical correctness and verbal conciseness
  • Form aesthetic/critical judgments of oral discourse
  • Communicate effectively with other people
  • Adapt to cultural diversity
  • Analyze and solve complex problems
  • Continue learning and training

  • Analyze and interpret texts
  • Write effectively
  • Speak effectively
  • Practice both imaginative and intellectual modes of understanding
  • Be conversant with major literary texts and movements
  • Conducting specialized research in literature, writing, language, or cultural studies
  • Think critically about individual and collective systems of value and belief
  • Communication in a foreign language
  • Apply knowledge of literature, research, and writing to other disciplines