Student 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 in Spain.

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