Learning Outcomes for the Spanish Major

  1.  Students will demonstrate speaking skills at the advanced level of proficiency consistent with the ACTFL guidelines on proficiency in a foreign language.
  2. Students will demonstrate writing skills at the advanced level of proficiency consistent with the ACTFL guidelines on proficiency in a foreign language.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical and analytical abilities through discussion and analysis of texts, films, and linguistic data, both in class and outside of class via homework assignments and through detailed, in-depth research projects.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of Hispanic/Latino cultures and perspectives in a global context in one of the following areas:
    a) Demonstrate the ability to interpret cultural products, which may include, but are not limited to, literary texts, film, and art, according to the historical and socio-cultural traditions from which they arise.
    b) Demonstrate the ability to interpret and explain language variation and change according to the historical and socio-cultural contexts in which they occur.
    Students will meet this goal through a variety of written assignments and through the completion of research projects.
  5. Students will demonstrate intercultural competence through engagement with Hispanic/Latino speaking communities at home and abroad.