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 ENGLISH, LITERATURE, AND SPEECH DEPARTMENT

  

  

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(312) 850-7315
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2401
Chicago, IL 60612
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 English, Literature, and Speech Department

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 MISSION STATEMENT

The English, Literature, and Speech Department of Malcolm X College offers both required and elective courses designed to cultivate critical thinking, foster self-esteem, and inspire originality and creativity.  From sustained emphasis on thoughtfulness in self-expression, the connection between grammar and meaning, professionalism, and assessment, students leave our classes with the tools needed to be successful on every life pathway.                                                

As committed faculty, we aim to promote deep learning that enriches the student experience.  Our philosophy is that education is a communal responsibility; therefore, the English, Literature, and Speech Department works to provide learning environments that prepare students for professional competence in their designated fields while imbuing them with a reflective and empathetic understanding of varying perspectives. The main question that animates this characteristic of Inclusive Pedagogy asks that the educator first consider the strengths students bring to the learning situation (Teemant & Pinnegar, 2019).          

    
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 COURSES OFFERED

ENGLISH 100     

ENGLISH 101     

ENGLISH 102     

ENGLISH 107     

ENGLISH 197     

ENGLISH 201     

ENGLISH 241     

ENGLISH 247     

ENGLISH 96     

LIT 110     

LIT 111     

LIT 112     

LIT 113     

LIT 114     

LIT 121     

LIT 126     

LIT 128     

LIT 150     

LIT 155     

SPEECH 101 ​​   

 SAMPLE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Student Learning Outcomes:                                  

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:                                

1. Perform a close reading of a text by analyzing relevant literary elements/devices used such as genre, theme, content, form, structure, style, and imagery.                                

2. Apply critical thinking skills in order to understand literature with better precision and enhanced insight.                                

3. Recognize how history, culture, and background influence writing, as well as one’s understanding of it.                               

4. Write a unified and coherent and grammatically correct formal essay illustrating understanding of a text.                                

5. Show awareness of the relationship between literature and other forms of art and communication.  ​                             

                            

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