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PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES: FRENCH

  • Recognize and appreciate key periods, genres, modes and techniques in French Literature
  • Describe, contextualize and interpret French texts of major writers of literary movements in written and oral reports.
  • Develop critical thinking by establishing connections between literary works and cultural/historical traditions.
  • Apply critical insight from secondary sources to primary sources.
  • Write expositive and interpretative essays on literary texts, and their aesthetic, cultural and historical contexts.
  • Establish connections across historical periods and in the interdisciplinary framework of cultural and gender studies.
  • Improve grammatical skills at the advanced level.
  • Be able to write complex texts reflecting syntactic and morphologic skills at an intermediate level; be able to distinguish genres and registers in written prose.
  • Improve phonetics and diction skills based on standard practices in professionally-spoken advanced French.
  • Be able to translate spoken and written English texts from a variety of genres and registers into the proper register in French.

PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES: ITALIAN

  • Recognize and appreciate key periods, genres, modes and techniques in Italian Literature
  • Describe, contextualize and interpret Italian texts of major writers of literary movements in written and oral reports.
  • Develop critical thinking by establishing connections between literary works and cultural/historical traditions.
  • Apply critical insight from secondary sources to primary sources.
  • Write expositive and interpretative essays on literary texts, and their aesthetic, cultural and historical contexts.
  • Establish connections across historical periods and in the interdisciplinary framework of cultural and gender studies.
  • Improve grammatical skills at the advanced level.
  • Be able to write complex texts reflecting syntactic and morphologic skills at an advanced level; be able to distinguish genres and registers in written prose.
  • Improve phonetics and diction skills based on standard practices in professionally spoken advanced Italian.
  • Be able to translate spoken and written English texts from a variety of genres and registers into the proper register in Italian.


PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES: SPANISH

  • Practice speaking and writing in Spanish that is clear and correct.
  • Identify authors and works by style and by historical period, and literary movements by their salient characteristics.
  • Discuss the central social, cultural, and political developments of Spain and Latin America.
  • Discuss the major cultural and historical tropes pertaining to specific literary (or cinematic) works across centuries and continents
  • Analyze how literary (or cinematic) works produce meaning and other effects.
  • Apply critical concepts across genres or periods.
  • Evaluate competing perspectives or claims in a comprehensive way before formulating an opinion or conclusion.

 

Important information

ADVISING HOURS FALL 2019


Tutoring services

Please find the writing tutoring for Fall 2019 here (Italian, Spanish) and the language tutoring hours here.


Placement exam

For French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish placement test dates, click HERE.

Conversation hour

Find all details about the Spanish Coffee and Conversation HERE