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BA in Spanish (37 credits)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will achieve an advanced low level of Spanish language skills. They will be able to communicate effectively with native speakers and interact with them in Spanish.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the history, geography, customs and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and the varied groups that speak Spanish.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for different forms of cultural expression in Spanish, including art, literature, music, film, forms of dress, customs, food, etc.
  • Students will be able to successfully navigate the Spanish-speaking world and articulate their relationship to it.
  • Identify, describe and analyze (a) cultural, social or literary issue(s) pertaining to the culture in Spanish-speaking countries in a research paper that demonstrates at least advanced low level of written proficiency according to the ACTFL scale.
  • Evaluate their own language with regard to grammar, stylistics and pragmatics, and accurately communicate the interrelationships of language and culture and understand that cultural knowledge and understanding are interdisciplinary.

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