Program Review

Mission Statement

The study of language and literature offers practice in the discipline of paying attention to the beauty and brokenness of the created order as students learn to read carefully, think critically, and write with rhetorical sensitivity.

As our students explore various genres across various centuries, they will investigate the interplay of form and content as well as the interaction of text and historical context. As they wrestle with the ethical questions implicit in texts, they will examine their own assumptions, even as they witness an expansion of their sympathies. As they gain new knowledge of the understanding and use of the English language, our students will view the expressive capacity of English, in all its complexity, as an invaluable gift of which they are to be faithful stewards.

Program Learning Outcomes

The links below lead to information about the department's most recent assessment of student learning relative to our program learning outcomes.

Our graduating seniors will be able to recognize literary works that cross a diverse range of literary traditions.

Over their career at Westmont, English majors will write at least one assignment as a means of engaging Christian faith.

Program Review Resources

Curriculum Map A curriculum map is a visual representation of the structure of program curriculum. The map charts program courses, syllabi, and assessments as they relate to the intended program learning outcomes. In other words, a curriculum map is the intellectual linkage that presents twenty plus courses as a story of learning.

Multi-year Assessment Plan A mullti-year assessment plan shows what program learning outcomes will be assessed in what years.

Annual and Six-Year Reports

The links below lead to reports from the past 6 years. 6-year report

2016 (6-year report), 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 (6-year report), 2009