Outcomes for Graduate Students

A. Proficiency in Written English (Entry Level)

  • A1: Student admitted into each program must demonstrate, prior to the start of coursework, the ability to write English correctly and effectively to explain, defend or argue discipline-specific issues.

B. Proficiency in Written English (Exit Level)

  • B1: Upon completion of each program, candidates must demonstrate an improved ability to write English correctly and effectively to explain, defend or argue discipline-specific issues commensurate with the academic training received within the program.

C. Use of Appropriate Resources, Materials and Format for Writing a Research Paper

  • C1: Students must demonstrate the ability to produce effective academic writing based on scholarly research.

D. Knowledge of Culture, Language and Literature at the Advanced Level

Students must be able to:

  • D1: Demonstrate graduate-level competence in the concentration language.
  • D2: Analyze texts for theme, structure, style and other aspects of prose and poetry.
  • D3: Explain how literary movements influence each other and are shaped by history.
  • D4: Demonstrate interdisciplinary approaches when analyzing complex problems and intellectual questions.
  • D5: Demonstrate knowledge of the present day structure of the concentration language, including the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and discourse features.
  • D6: Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development and sociolinguistic variations of the concentration language.
  • D7: Demonstrate the ability to develop basic skills as teacher-researcher while applying theoretical knowledge to practice, and to implement standard-based Second Language Acquisition (SLA) instruction.