Learning Objectives for Courses in Literature and Theory

  • Conceptual Literacy: mastering the fundamental¬†concepts¬†that shaped specific national, regional or linguistic identities; acquiring a firm grasp of intellectual, linguistic, geographic contexts involved in the symbolic, affective and corporeal production of the human
  • Analytical Aptitude: ability to analyze and deploy traditional and contemporary¬†arguments; ability to define the level of analysis (functional, structural, pragmatic) at which hermeneutic or explanatory hypotheses are formulated; ability to assemble compelling evidence; ability to engage into refutation and counter-refutations in the relevant arena of discourse
  • Rhetorical Competence: writing skills necessary for the effective pointed formulation of hypothesis, communication of insight and meaningful engagement with an alternative hypothesis or a conflicting point of view