Language Studies Degree Program - Undergraduate Goals with Outcomes

At the completion of the program and depending upon the level of course work completed in individual areas, the student will be able to:

(1) Use the tools of critical analysis, whether linguistic, cultural, or literary     
       (a) Linguistic:  Identify elements, categories, and relations in selected or naturally occurring sets of linguistic evidence

       (b) Literary: Identify genre, literary devices, movement and period

       (c) Cultural: Identify social structures, cultural practices and products in their historical context

(2) Demonstrate knowledge of how languages operate

      (a) Identify and analyze differences between languages

      (b) Make generalizations about language based on recognition of its systematic nature

      (c) Recognize that languages vary across time, space, and social groups

(3) Communicate in one or more languages

            (a) Communicate appropriately in accordance with their highest level of coursework

(4) Extrapolate how to acquire a subsequent language

            (a) Recognize and assess their own individual language learning strategies.

            (b) Predict their own language learning difficulties and construct strategies to overcome them.

(5) Locate, organize, evaluate, and meaningfully apply information about culture(s)

            (a) Demonstrate understanding of the constructed nature of culture and

            (b) reflectively compare cultures and civilizations, reflect on cultural differences, values and beliefs, and

            (c) analyze literary and cultural texts in relation to perspectives of the target culture(s).


The programs in the department are assessed annually.  Assessment information is available from the Department.