Modern Languages & Literature

College of Arts and Sciences

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Spanish Undergraduate Learning Outcomes

Listening and Reading: Graduates of the Spanish program will demonstrate listening and reading comprehension skills sufficient to understand any genre of literature or speech in the target language at a level equivalent to the advanced level according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in Speaking and Writing the Spanish language. Graduates will conduct oral demonstrations and prepare academic papers in the Spanish language at a level equivalent to the advanced level according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

Analysis of the Spanish Language: Graduates will understand and analyze various components of Spanish linguistics including the grammatical, lexical, and orthographic features needed to communicate effectively.

Understanding of the Target Culture: Graduates will understand and examine Iberian and Latin American Culture in its diverse manifestations including history, geography, literature, music, art, and social structures.

Cultural Competence: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to function within the target culture in a manner considered culturally appropriate.  

Knowledge of Literature: Graduates will understand and distinguish specific traits of literatures in various Latin American nations and inSpain.

Analysis of Literature: Graduates will examine and analyze Iberian and Latin American literature using a variety of approaches.