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Spanish Major

  • Students completing the Spanish Major will be able to speak and write in Spanish on a variety of current cultural topics, demonstrating a level of "Advanced-Low" on the proficiency scale established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (see www.actfl.org )
  • Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where the language is spoken, and of Spain and Latin America's historical and contemporary position in the modern world.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to read, summarize, and discuss literary features of short stories, fairy tales, essays, poetry, and plays with fluency.
  • Students will develop the ability to clearly contrast Spanish and American cultural values surrounding such topics as education, ethnicity, gender, history, and the natural environment.

Spanish Minor

  • Spanish minors will be able to speak and write in Spanish on a variety of current cultural topics, demonstrating a level of "Advanced Low" on the proficiency scale established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (see www.actfl.org )
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where the language is spoken, and of Spain and Latin America's historical and contemporary position in the modern world.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to read, summarize, and discuss literary features of short stories, fairy tales, essays, poetry, and plays.
  • Students will develop the ability to contrast Spanish and American cultural values surrounding such topics as education, ethnicity, history, and the natural environment.