STUDENT LEARNING Outcomes
Program Goals for First-Year Writing
At the end of the two-course writing sequence in English Composition at the University of New Orleans, students should be able to
- Practice the “habits of mind” essential to inquiry: asking questions, looking for answers, suspending judgement, engaging with different viewpoints, and reflecting on what they have learned.
- Understand writing as a process that involves invention, drafting, evaluation, collaboration, and revision.
- Demonstrate critical thinking when engaging with their own ideas and experiences and with those of others.
Course Outcomes for 1157
Upon completion of English 1157, students should be able to
- Summarize, analyze, evaluate, attribute, and respond to different kinds of research including experiential, primary, and secondary sources.
- Understand how purpose, audience, and context affect writing style, voice, and tone.
- Produce focused, well-organized essays with clear points of view in multiple genres.
Course Outcomes for 1158
Upon completion of English 1158, students should be able to
- Use logical reasoning.
- Effectively find, evaluate, interpret, integrate, and cite scholarly and popular texts utilizing MLA style.
- Compose effective, sustained persuasive/argumentative research essays.