Goals

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Learning Goals for the Major in French
Learning Goals for the Major in Italian
Learning Goals for the Major in Spanish

Learning Goals for the Major in French

Skills

Students graduating with a major in French will be able to communicate effectively, clearly and cohesively in both written and oral French discourse. They will develop modes of analysis and ways of critical, interpretive, and creative thinking that may be applied to a variety of career paths and the world at large. Read more.

Knowledge

Students will learn about French and Francophone language, literature, and culture within an historical framework. They will acquire a strong foundation for successful entry into and completion of the country’s most elite graduate programs in French. Read more.

Dispositions

Students will learn to respect difference and diversity both in the context of their own culture and globally. They will develop an intellectual engagement and reflective sensibility that will contribute to their life-long learning and continued engagement with French studies. Read more.

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Learning Goals for the Major in Italian

Chart of Learning Goals and Assessment for Italian (pdf)

Skills

Upon completion of the Italian major, students will be able to communicate effectively, clearly and cohesively in both written and oral discourse. They will have developed modes of analysis and ways of critical, interpretive, and creative thinking that may be applied to a variety of career paths. Read more.

Knowledge

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of major Italian literary texts, the contexts in which they were written, and the perspectives they represent. Read more.

Dispositions

Students will be prepared to respect difference and diversity both in the context of their own culture and globally. They will be able to develop an intellectual engagement and reflective sensibility that will contribute to their life-long learning. Read more.

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Learning Goals for the Major in Spanish

Chart of Learning Goals and Assesment (pdf)

Skills

Upon completion of the Spanish major, students will be able to communicate effectively, clearly and cohesively in both written and oral discourse. They will have developed modes of analysis and ways of critical, interpretive, and creative thinking that may be applied to a variety of career paths. Read more.

Knowledge

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principal literary texts of the Spanish-speaking world, the contexts in which they were written, and the perspectives they represent. Read more.

Dispositions

Students will learn to respect difference and diversity both in the context of their own culture and globally. They will be able to develop an intellectual engagement and reflective sensibility that will contribute to their life-long learning. Read more.

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