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Program-Specific

Goal 1: Equip students with knowledge of English as a world language.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

1.1  Accurately and precisely communicate– both in speaking and writing – in a variety of contexts and genres.
1.2  Demonstrate a thorough command of English and its linguistic structures.
1.3  Recognize and comprehend different varieties of English.

Goal 2Equip student with analytical skills in linguistics, communications and literary criticism.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

2.1 Analyze oral and written discourse of various genres with regard to social, cultural, political, and historical contexts.
2.2 Analyze the structure and evolution of English words and texts from the point of view of morphology, phonology, grammar, syntax and semantics. 
2.3 Apply theoretical frameworks to analyze media and other forms of public discourse.
2.4 Identify and describe the nature and function of language as a human attribute, including language acquisition, language and society, language and culture, language and thought.

Goal 3: Train students for careers and advanced studies in a wide range of English, Public Relations, or Communications fields.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

3.1 Produce and edit high quality, technical oral and written English communication and translation from English into Armenian and vice versa.
3.2 Tailor communication to, and engage in persuasive communication with, specific audiences and media.
3.3 Apply theoretical frameworks for literary criticism, linguistic analysis, and communication theory.
3.4 Conduct original research and be prepared to pursue advanced studies in English, Public Relations, or Communication fields. 

 

University-Wide / General Education

Goal 4: Develop articulate, conscientious leaders and problem solvers who are committed to contributing to their fields and society.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

4.1 Produce and deliver written and oral presentations, and communicate with specialists and non-specialists using appropriate media and technology.
4.2 Think critically and creatively, conceptualizing real-world problems from different perspectives.
4.3 Work productively in diverse teams and solve problems collaboratively.

 

Goal 5: Provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills and cultivate a commitment to life-long learning.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

5.1 Use common software and information technology to pursue inquiry relevant to their academic and professional fields, and personal interests.
5.2 Weigh evidence and arguments, and appreciate and engage in diverse modes of inquiry characteristic of historical, cultural, political, economic, and quantitative disciplines.
5.3 Properly document and synthesize existing scholarship and data, keep current with developments, conduct independent research, and discover and learn new material on their own.