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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 AUG 19-23, 2019


ADVISING HOURS FALL 2019


Tutoring services

Please find the language tutoring hours for Summer 2019 here.


Placement exam

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