Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Spanish Studies major should demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

Advanced-level oral proficiency in Spanish
Use all the major time frames (past, present, and future) in their speech.
Produce connected discourse of paragraph length.
Satisfy the demands of work and/or school situations in Spanish with both accuracy and fluency.

Academic language and literacy skills in Spanish
Read and understand a wide range of authentic texts
Clearly explain their ideas in writing
Demonstrate the ability to summarize, interpret, and substantiate an opinion or argument.

Metalinguistic Awareness
Describe the main features of the Spanish language
Identify the main regional varieties of Spanish.
Articulate some of the main differences between English and Spanish

Critical analysis
Comment with critical insight on a range of topics and cultural productions of the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Read closely in order to evaluate historical ideas, arguments, and points of view.

Cultural and historical competency
Compare and contrast multiple interpretations of the same phenomena in different cultures.
Recognize and reflect on the social, cultural, economic and political changes that connect Latin America, Spain, and US Latina/o communities.