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Goals and Student Outcomes: Department of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Department Goals and Objectives

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

  1. Speak and understand Spanish, as detailed in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
  2. Read and write the target language.
  3. Learn the important issues in one or more national traditions represented by the target language.
  4. Use the target language to discuss, orally and in writing, literary and visual texts of the target culture(s) critically and analytically, with appropriate vocabulary.
  5. Learn how to identify and incorporate appropriate sources in the target language in their research papers and presentations.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO1: Students will be able to speak and understand Spanish at the advanced level.
  • 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 an understanding of the important issues in one or more national traditions represented by the target language.
  • SLO4: Students are able to use target language to discuss, orally and in writing, literary and visual texts of the target culture(s) critically and analytically, with appropriate vocabulary.
  • SLO5: Students are able to identify and incorporate appropriate sources in the target language in their research papers and presentations.
  • SLO6: Write a senior thesis that articulates a sophisticated argument about a text, series of texts or cultural or sociopolitical topics from the target culture.