Outcomes for Undergraduate Students

A. Language Skills

  • A1: Listening Comprehension: Student can understand the utterances of native speakers and extract main ideas from recordings of authentic speech, including excerpts from lectures, films, radio and television broadcasts.
  • A2: Reading Comprehension: Student can understand and summarize main ideas in target language texts intended for general readers, including social correspondences, general purpose essays, short stories and news writing.
  • A3: Speaking: Student can sustain a conversation on a general topic with a fluent speaker of the target language, narrate and describe on a variety of topics at paragraph length and respond to spontaneous developments in an exchange.
  • A4: Writing: Student can produce narratives and descriptions, cohesive summaries and routine social correspondences (e.g. business letters, resumes), demonstrating awareness of diction, syntax and stylistics in the writing process.

B. Cultural Knowledge

  • B1: Student has an understanding of cultural values, folk beliefs, social conventions and festive celebrations unique to target culture.
  • B2: Student can identify and characterize exemplars of painting, architecture, music, film and other fine arts in the target culture.
  • B3: Student can identify major historical events and order them chronologically.

C. Knowledge of Literature

  • C1: Student can identify major literary genres.
  • C2: Student can characterize major literary movements or periods and order them chronologically.
  • C3: Student can identify major historical events and order them chronologically.

D. Language Structure

  • D1: Student has understanding of sound system (phonetics/phonology) of the target language.
  • D2: Student has understanding of word-formation processes (morphology) in the target language.
  • D3: Student is familiar with syntax of the target language.
  • D4: Student has understanding of the historical development of the target language.
  • D5: Student has understanding of sociolinguistic variation in the target language.