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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: Actively and accurately negotiate meaning in fluent interpersonal communications.
  • Objective B: Accurately and fluently present oral information, concepts and ideas in a cohesive manner to an audience.

Student Learning Goal 2

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

Students will: 
  • Objective A: Assess, interpret and assign meaning to numerous types of cultural production including literature, film, essay, and art.  
  • Objective B: Place various types of cultural production in a wider cultural and historical context. 

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: Create a project that demonstrates comprehension of cultural productions indicated by a clear thesis and a developed argument. 
  • Objective B: Demonstrate a mastery of information literacy tools and the integration of secondary sources in his/her work.