Participants in the interdisciplinary CHLC program will pursue these Learning Outcomes (effective January 2019):

  1. Reading and Research: Students will interpret texts for and about young people with attention to aesthetic value, ideological content, and research findings.
  2. Genre and Rhetorical Situation: Students will analyze the ways in which texts for and about young people address specific contexts, purposes, and audiences.
  3. Inquiry: Students will evaluate texts for and about young people in the contexts of academic scholarship and public debate.
  4. History and Power: Students will situate texts for and about young people in their historical, national, and societal contexts, developing a critical understanding of how structures of power influence texts and lived experiences.
  5. Engaging Difference and Otherness: Students will demonstrate awareness of the diverse voices and experiences represented in, and sometimes marginalized by, texts for and about young people.