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Last updated on Oct 16, 2023

Program Learning Outomes

Upon completion of the BA in Writing and Literature, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the craft by engaging in extensive study of genre and literary analysis. (Seminars, Workshops)
  • Develop skills in writing and revision in an artistic community that includes writers and other artists. (Workshops)
  • Demonstrate mastery of various literary theories, research and techniques. Cultivate a knowledge of classic and contemporary literature and how the student’s work fits within and re-imagines multiple literary traditions. (Seminars)
  • Contribute to the vibrant Bay Area arts community through internships and social engagement. (Seminars)
  • Perform all activities in an ethical and professional manner through the production of original work, and engagement in constructive criticism and evaluation in a workshop setting. (Workshops)
  • Produce original work of literature, culminating in a thesis of high literary merit and quality. (Thesis, Workshops)
  • Cultivate an understanding of literary journals and book publishers, including innovative publishing and digital platforms. (Seminars, Workshops)


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