Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts: By graduation, Spanish majors will be able to:

I. Language learning and acquisition.

1. Compose written arguments at an advanced level of proficiency with proper syntactical and grammatical structures.

2. Communicate orally with native or near native proficiency in the target language.

3. Produce a senior thesis/project with a clear thesis statement, a logical structure, convincing evidence, and persuasive analysis.

II. Literature interpretation and analysis.

1. Analyze and interpret literary and cultural traditions, such as major movements, writers, and works of the Spanish-speaking world, focusing ideally on multiple traditions.

2. Read critically, interpret analytically, and write coherently about major texts produced in the Spanish-speaking world.

III. Cultural competency.

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the major cultural trends of different Hispanic cultures.