Undergraduate and Graduate English programs in the Department of English and Film Studies encourage the development of skills in:
- interpreting a variety of literary and cultural works, including fiction, film, drama, poetry, non-fiction, and visual media, and the historical, political, cultural, and discursive frameworks determining their composition and reception;
- using a cross-cultural approach, particularly in the context of non-Western, postcolonial, and global texts;
- closely analysing the language and form of complex texts;
- engaging strategically with a variety of theories of writing, reading, and representation;
- expressing clear critical arguments, both in scholarly writing and orally;
- conducting independent research, including evaluating a variety of resources (print, audio-visual, and virtual);
- recognizing the relevance of these skills to personal growth, to interdisciplinary thinking, and to successful careers after university.