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.