Literature, History, and Philosophy
Show the capability to accurately and intelligently relate literary works to the main historical and philosophical trends of their times.
Western Literary History: Renaissance to Present
Demonstrate a sound, general understanding of major literary texts and the intellectual history of Western culture, from the Italian Renaissance to the present.
Critical Analysis and Effective Communication
Be able to analyze literary texts carefully, critically, coherently, and persuasively, both in discussion and in writing, using the basic tools of literary criticism.
Literature and Civilization
Explain what literature is and how its values are important to the study of Western civilization.