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Student Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (B.A.)

Students completing the Spanish B.A. program will achieve the following:

  • Know
  • structure of the language (sound system, word and sentence structure) and dialectal variations in the Spanish-speaking world;
  • main cultural manifestation of the language in literature, social practices and perspectives; and
  • structural and cultural differences between Spanish and English and between the communities that use these languages.
  • Understand
  • the nature of language itself as well as one’s own language;
  • the relativity of language use and cultural practices as systems situated in socio-cultural and historical contexts;
  • the importance of critical thinking in examining other cultures and comparing them with one's own;
  • their place within multilingual international communities;
  • the value of different method of study of languages and cultures; and
  • the connections between language studies (language, literature, culture and translation) with other disciplines.
  • Be able to
  • use Spanish for conversational, professional and academic purposes at Advanced Low level of proficiency as defined by the ACTFL proficiency guidelines;;
  • apply the knowledge of the language system and culture to function effectively in professional, academic, and intercultural settings at home and abroad;
  • apply methods of analyzing language, literature and cultural products and practices; and
  • interact within multilingual international communities here and abroad in ethically and culturally sensitive ways.