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; and,

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; and,

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.