English Department Mission Statement
By pursuing three main goals, we strive to create students who will thrive in college and beyond. Our first goal is to develop critical thinking skills required for students to understand and evaluate fiction and nonfiction. The second goal is to enable all students to write clearly, analytically, and creatively. Our third goal is developing students’ values by synthesizing course content with students’ experiences using Ignatian pedagogy (context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation). By achieving these goals, students will become intellectual, independent, and just leaders for our community.