Learning outcomes for majors

Upon completion of the BA in Spanish, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the main ideas of a wide variety of texts and other forms of cultural expression (such as music, film, and art) on concrete, abstract, and technical topics.
  • Interact with Spanish-speaking communities within and beyond the United States in culturally responsible ways.
  • Contribute to conversations with sufficient accuracy, clarity, and precision to convey their intended message without misrepresentation or confusion.
  • Describe aspects of both the cultural and linguistic diversity of Spanish-speaking communities within and beyond the US.
  • Produce detailed texts for a variety of audiences on a wide range of subjects with accuracy, clarity, and precision.
  • Critically reflect on their own identities, cultural heritage, and traditions through the study of Spanish.
     

Learning outcomes for minors

Upon completion of a Spanish minor, students will be able to:

  • Identify the main ideas of a variety of texts and other forms of cultural expression (such as music, film, and art).
  • Interact with Spanish-speaking communities within and beyond the United States in culturally responsible ways.
  • Apply skills learned through the study of Spanish in order to solve problems and complete tasks in communities where Spanish is primarily spoken.
  • Demonstrate awareness of both the cultural and linguistic diversity of Spanish-speaking communities within and beyond the US.
  • Produce simple, connected texts that demonstrate the ability to narrate and describe familiar topics in major time frames with level-appropriate precision and accuracy.
  • Critically reflect on their own identities, cultural heritage, and traditions through the study of Spanish.