Kyle Dreger ‘14

Major: Computer Science and English
Job Title: Software Engineer

The Honors Program gave me the chance to dig deep into subjects I enjoyed. The best part was that I got to work one-on-one with my professors on specific projects and goals, which often led to plenty of practical experience within the subject the class was studying.

English Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, students who major in English will be able to:

  • Persuasively interpret subtext and significance by connecting literary texts with relevant contexts (cultural, historical, generic, critical)
  • Demonstrate the ability to gain insight through close reading as well as the application of literary theory. 
  • Demonstrate insight into the ways that power relations shape and are shaped by literature, particularly in the case of social justice issues concerning race, gender, class, religion, and nationality.
  • Be able to trace key movements and issues in British, American, and Anglophone literary and linguistic history (including the history of literary theory) from foundational texts to current texts.
  • Clearly communicate how his/her research and arguments relate to existing arguments and contribute something of significance.
  • Produce focused, graceful, insightful, well-supported and documented literary criticism in written and oral form.
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