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Program Goals and Learning Outcomes - Spanish

Language

Goal: To acquire/enhance proficiency in Spanish in all four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Goal: To develop competency to communicate effectively and creatively in the spoken and written word in Spanish.
Goal: To gain an understanding of the differences and commonalities in the forms and functions of the Spanish language from one community of speakers to another.

Related Outcomes:
1. Graduating Spanish majors will speak and write understandable Spanish, will understand oral language at normal native speed, and will be able to comprehend everyday literary written Spanish.
2. Graduating Spanish majors will demonstrate significantly improved speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills by the end of their major.
3. Graduating Spanish majors will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the linguistic elements of the Spanish language and how they compare/contrast with the English language.

Culture and Civilization

Goal: To gain a greater understanding of, and appreciation and respect for, the cultures and civilizations of the Spanish-speaking world through a study of representative fiction and non-fiction.
Goal: To demonstrate critical and creative thinking and an enhanced awareness of our own linguistic, cultural, and religious heritage through a cross-cultural examination of linguistic and cultural phenomena.
Goal:
To develop a broader worldview and become better equipped for one’s future profession and for Christian service as an active participant in a global society.

Related Outcomes:
1. Graduating Spanish majors will demonstrate an understanding of and respect for other cultures and people.
2. Graduating Spanish majors will be able to speak and write knowledgeably about literature.
3. Graduating Spanish majors will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the linguistic elements of the Spanish language and how they compare/contrast with the English language.  
4. Graduating Spanish majors will be able to relate their faith to issues of cross-cultural understanding.




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