Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Undergraduate Degrees

Chinese B.A. 

  1. Develop competence in speaking and listening comprehension in Mandarin Chinese.
  2. Command basic Chinese vocabulary. Refine grammatical structures and engage in critical thinking through a variety of tasks, activities, and assignments.
  3. Read authentic material in Chinese for informative purposes.
  4. Write in Chinese simple narration and description about given topics and events.
  5. Develop understanding of the traditional Chinese culture in light of contemporary values.
  6. Be able to compare systematically the ideas, values, images, or attitudes of people from various Chinese communities. Be able to identify the historic context of these ideas and cultural practices. Be able to explain how Chinese culture changes in response to internal and external pressures.
  7. Critical reading of pre-modern Chinese prose, poetry, and drama.

French B.A. 

  1. Language & Communication. Written Expression. Demonstrate advanced (ACTFL) skills in writing French.
  2. Language & Communication. Reading Comprehension. Demonstrate advanced (ACTFL) skills in reading French.
  3. Language & Communication. Oral Expression. Demonstrate advanced (ACTFL) skills in speaking French.
  4. Language & Communication. Listening Comprehension. Demonstrate advanced (ACTFL) skills in understanding French.
  5. Literacy: Use appropriate terminology in linguistic, cultural, or literary analysis.
  6. Cultural Analysis and Comparison: Analyze and compare a wide variety of texts drawing upon their cultural knowledge of France and the Francophone world.
  7. Literary and Cultural Texts and Traditions: Demonstrate knowledge of major periods, genres, authors, movements of French and Francophone cultural history.
  8. Demonstrate advanced ability to connect with other disciplines and language communities. Demonstrate advanced translation skills.
  9. Technology: Demonstrate information processing competency, use of appropriate technologies and tools for research, analysis, communication, and presentation.

Japanese B.A.

  1. Language & Communication: Demonstrate Intermediate-high (ACTFL) level of Japanese linguistic knowledge and skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening in three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive and presentation).
  2. Cultural Analysis and Comparison: Analyze and compare a wide variety of texts, human relationships, social values, products, practices and perspectives of Japanese society with those of their own culture, drawing upon their cultural knowledge of Japan.
  3. Intercultural competence: Demonstrate ability to evaluate situations appropriately and choose appropriate expressions and communication strategies to meet their intention in intercultural settings including Japan, such as business, study abroad, homestay etc.
  4. Linguistic analytical competence: Demonstrate analytical competence of phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic components of contemporary Japanese language.
  5. Literary text, audiovisual and art appreciation and analytical competence: Demonstrate ability to appreciate and interpret Japanese literary texts, audiovisuals and arts and to recognize stylistic elements, social values and backgrounds in the literature, TV drama, films and arts.
  6. Translation skills: Demonstrate advanced translation skills of modern contemporary literature.
  7. Research: Demonstrate ability to develop and carry out research projects in Japanese language.

Spanish B.A.

1. Ability to effectively use grammatical structures in Spanish and to express oneself orally and in writing in different sociolinguistic milieus including formal and academic presentations.
2. Ability to appreciate literary texts of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Spanish America and the Hispanic U.S.) and to recognize stylistic elements in the literature.
3. Ability to develop and carry out research projects in Spanish, including term papers and bibliographical research.
4. Ability to analyze and develop texts other than literary: for example, informal and formal correspondence, (applications for school or jobs, a résumé, brochures, etc.) and to understand the use of appropriate academic and technical terminology.
5. Ability to produce, analyze and rationalize the sounds of Spanish (phonology) as compared and contrasted with the sounds of English.
6. Ability to analyze morphological, syntactic and semantic components of Spanish