Learning Objectives

Each class in Literature and Humanities specifies learning outcomes on its syllabus, listing  the emphases and priorities of the particular iteration of the course. For more details, please see the syllabi located in Course Offerings [INSERT LINK].

The overall goals of Literature courses are:

  • 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