Students graduating with a major in English will:
- have knowledge of literary texts from a range of periods and places, and an understanding of the importance of social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts.
- have knowledge of distinct genres or varieties of literary forms and writing practices
- have knowledge of changing theories, methods, and concepts in literary studies
- be able to read, understand and interpret complex literary texts
- be able to locate, assess and use appropriate critical resources
- be able to construct coherent, evidence-based arguments
- be able to communicate coherently in a range of critical and/or creative forms
- be able to apply relevant skills and knowledge to recognise and reflect on the significance of literary texts in imagining and interpreting the social world.
*Unlike the other disciplines investigated in the project, English does not yet have a set of nationally agreed and endorsed Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs). The TLOs used here are still in draft form. They were first drafted at a workshop in Sydney in May 2014 by representatives from eight Australian universities. They were further refined at the English discipline workshop for this project in June 2014. The peak body for tertiary English, The Australian University Heads of English (AUHE), has fully supported the development of the TLOs to date. Further consultation and dissemination are needed before they can be deemed to be nationally agreed, and endorsed by AUHE.