Student Learning Outcomes

Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy. Students will be able to evaluate and act on criteria for relevance, credibility, and ethics when gathering, analyzing, and presenting primary and secondary source materials.
     

  • Reflection & Adaptation. Students will be able to describe and reflect on writing processes in order to flexibly adapt them to support their communication goals.

Communication - Writing & Speaking
  • Inquiry. Students will be able to generate and explore genuine lines of inquiry related to writing, language, literacy, rhetoric, and digital studies.
     

  • Decision Making & Production. Students will be able to produce writing that demonstrates their ability to navigate choices and constraints when writing for specific purposes, audiences, and genres.
     

  • Multiple Ways of Writing. Students will be able to purposefully integrate multimodality, multiple languages, and/or multiliteracies into writing products to support their goals.
     

  • Revision. Students will be able to negotiate differences in and act with intention on feedback from readers when drafting, revising, and editing their writing.
     

  • Oral Presentation. Students will be able to design and deliver an effective oral presentation in a form commonplace in the field of Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies.

Intercultural
  • Language Variation Across Contexts. Students will be able to identify, analyze, and reflect on variation in rhetorical and linguistic patterns, including their own, from a range of contexts (e.g cultural, digital, workplace, academic).
     

  • Critical Language Awareness. Students will be able to produce writing that demonstrates their ability to navigate choices and constraints in a variety of public and/or academic research genres that matter to specific communities.

Quantitative/Data
  • Analyzing Data & Contributing Knowledge. Students will be able to draw conclusions based on analysis and interpretation of primary data and place their research in conversation with other source materials.