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Goals and Student Outcomes: Italian Studies

Department Goals and Objectives

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

  1. Students will gain a basic understanding of Italian grammar and knowledge of vocabulary.
  2. Students will gain facility in speaking and understanding Italian, and proficiency and clarity in expressing themselves in oral and written form.
  3. Students will gain knowledge, past and present, of: major authors, issues, and trends, associated with Italian society, culture, and literature.
  4. Students will gain the ability to analyze, think critically, and express themselves articulately, about primary texts and visual materials, and to use secondary sources to deepen their understanding, in discussions, presentations and written essays and exams.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO1: Students competently demonstrate a basic understanding of Italian grammar and knowledge of vocabulary.
  • SLO2: Students demonstrate proficiency, clarity and fluency in written expression. Students will exhibit knowledge of and the ability to think critically about the historical, cultural, and literary content of the course.
  • SLO3: Students demonstrate knowledge, past and present, of major authors, issues and trends associated with Italian society, culture, and literature.
  • SLO4: Students are able to analyze, think critically, and express themselves articulately, about primary texts and visual materials, and to use secondary sources to deepen their understanding, in discussions, presentations, and written essays and exams.