English

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University English program is to prepare informed students, regardless of major, to gather, evaluate, and analyze information to develop independent conclusions concerning social, intellectual, aesthetic, and literary issues.  The faculty fosters higher cognitive skills to prepare individuals to meet the intellectual, civic, professional, and personal challenges inherent to society’s diverse culture.  The department cultivates students who conceptualize and communicate complex thoughts in their writing and enriches the campus and community through co-curricular and outreach programs.

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the English program will be able to:                                                                    

  • apply stages of the writing process to the production of documents.
  • write clearly and effectively.
  • read critically in order to make reasoned judgments.
  • evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • demonstrate an ability to solve academic and non-academic problems.
  • value effective rhetoric and literary expression.