By completing the Literature and Civilization program, students will:

  • Be able to read critically and analyze traditional literary genres, historical texts, and philosophical texts.
  • Be able to develop and communicate their ideas clearly in writing.
  • Be able to identify and evaluate appropriate research sources, incorporating the sources into documented academic writing, and formulate their own arguments based in part on those sources.
  • Gain a competency in the content, theories and methods of a particular discipline in the humanities that will manifest itself in their written work.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of literary, historical, and philosophical developments that influence the current global culture.
  • Develop an appreciation for the humanities as a source of practical wisdom, aesthetic pleasure, and knowledge of the diversity of human experience.
  • Develop a grounded sense of ethical responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world.