B.S. in Literature, Media, and Communication Objectives & Outcomes

Program Objectives

LMC undergraduate courses challenge and inspire students to ask consequential questions about what moves society forward in creative, collaborative, and inclusive ways. 
Students tackle complex issues that shape our lives by looking through the lenses of historical and contemporary literary studies, cultural, scientific, and social justice studies, creative arts, film and media, design, drama, communication, writing, and computational media (AI, games, mixed/augmented reality, interactive educational media). 
LMC students achieve breadth and depth of knowledge through intensive cross-disciplinary engagement to understand contemporary complexities in the context of deeper histories and cultural patterns. 
They learn to interpret, produce, invent, and compose across media forms with an understanding of the social context and rhetorical strategies of their creative and critical work. 

Student Learning Outcomes

By completing a B.S. in LMC, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze primary and secondary texts on topics in literary, film, and/or cultural studies.
  2. Employ theoretical frameworks in the construction of original oral, written, and/or multimodal projects.
  3. Explain the role that history and culture play in the construction, reception, and/or performance of texts and artistic products.
  4. Construct clear, persuasive, and ethical arguments for both academic and non-academic audiences  
  5. Identify the various social, political, economic, and aesthetic forces that shape artistic and commercial production.
  6. Understand how scientific and technological innovation occurs in a global cultural context informed by humanistic inquiry.