Learning Goals

LEARNING GOAL # 1: ORAL COMMUNICATION
To demonstrate advanced mastery of oral and aural skills in the target language by formulating well-organized and supported spoken arguments with ease, in a variety of genres and registers, and using a range of discourse strategies.
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LEARNING GOAL # 2: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
To write correctly and effectively in the target language by identifying the context and purposes that shape written communication and by selecting and using the vocabulary, grammatical structures, and stylistic conventions that best fit them.
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LEARNING GOAL # 3: RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
To write research papers with proper format, clear thesis statements, and coherent argumentation, demonstrating the student’s ability to logically compare and critique the primary and secondary sources in the specialized area.
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LEARNING GOAL # 4: CULTURAL LITERACY
 
To demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, and social diversity within the context of the specific language that they study in order to reflect upon how culture shapes perceptions, practices, and artistic production across various mediums.