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Goals and Student Outcomes: French Studies

Department Goals and Objectives

Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish

  1. Speak and understand French at the advanced level, as detailed in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
  2. Read and write in French at the Advanced level (ACTFL).
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of important issues, past and present, associated with French and Francophone cultures and societies.
  4. Discuss in French, both orally and in writing, literary and visual texts or cultural artifacts of the French speaking world.
  5. Identify, evaluate and incorporate appropriate sources in research papers, presentations and senior theses.
  6. Write an advanced research senior thesis in French (or in English for dual majors) that articulates a clear and convincing argument about texts or cultural artifacts of the target culture.

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate

  • SLO1: Speak and understand French at the advanced level, as detailed in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
  • SLO2: Read and write in French at the Advanced level (ACTFL).
  • SLO3: Students can synthesize knowledge in Francophone cultural influences.
  • SLO4: Discuss in French, both orally and in writing, literary and visual texts or cultural artifacts of the French speaking world.
  • SLO5: Identify, evaluate and incorporate appropriate sources in their research papers, presentations and senior theses.
  • SLO6: Write an advanced research senior thesis in French that articulates a clear and convincing argument about texts or cultural artifacts of the target culture.