Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Language majors will demonstrate effective skills at the ACTFL advanced-low level according to two Communicative Modes: Interpersonal and Presentational.

Students will:
  • Objective A: demonstrate literal and figurative comprehension based on authentic written and/or aural materials (Interpretative);
  • Objective B: actively and accurately negotiate meaning in fluent interpersonal communications (Interpersonal);

Student Learning Goal 2

Language majors will critically analyze cultural production in the target language.

Students will: 
  • Objective A: interpret how political, social, economic, geographic, and/or linguistic factors influence components of the target culture; 
  • Objective B: analyze the significance of artifacts created within the target culture as contributions made to the history of humanity. 

Student Learning Goal 3

Language majors will design and carry out an original project in which the target language is the major research tool and vehicle of expression.

Students will:
  • Objective A: identify a diverse range of literary and artistic movements in their historical, social and political contexts; 
  • Objective B: apply critical thinking to interpret literary texts.