The BA History/English program will combine the learning outcomes of both majors in an integrated whole. Students will be expected to master the learning outcomes of both programs, which include:
- Students will develop a historical understanding of English, American, and other Anglophone literary and expository traditions and their antecedents. They will be able to identify larger historical and cultural contexts in which individual texts or groups of texts may be situated, and they should be able to narrate the relationship of texts or groups of texts to each other and to important historical and cultural developments.
- Students will demonstrate a mastery over a particular historical region or thematic concentration and will connect their mastery to the larger global historical context.
- Students will have knowledge of research practices in both History and English. They will have basic research skills sufficient to investigate specific questions in the fields using major research methods, as well as critically evaluate existing and new research methods and findings.
- Students will develop critical thinking skills. Students will be able to analyze and interpret data and a range of texts using appropriate techniques.
- Students will clearly and competently communicate the results of their coursework and research from both majors orally, digitally, and in writing.
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