After successfully completing levels 1–3, students will be able to...
- Understand and produce speech in a variety of personal and social contexts; initiate and sustain conversations about multiple topics in the past, present and future tenses.
- Read and comprehend texts with varied subject matter, multiple points of view and verb tenses.
- Write prose that includes description and narration on a variety of topics with varied vocabulary; provide interpretations and supporting ideas.
- Exhibit understanding and demonstrate knowledge of cultural, geographical, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of other societies.
- Demonstrate an ability to see the world from multiple perspectives and become aware of themselves as members of the global community.
Students graduating with a language/literature major or minor are expected to be able to:
- Converse with other speakers of the target language on a variety of topics.
- Read and understand expository prose.
- Write coherent, grammatically correct essays on a variety of topics.
- Be familiar with the culture, history and literature of the countries whose language is under study.
- Engage in literary analysis (using the correct literary terminology, grammar, stylistic requisites) by writing clear and well-organized compositions.
Students graduating with an Italian studies minor, German studies minor, or Asian studies minor will be able to:
- Converse using the present, past, and future tenses in everyday situations.
- Demonstrate satisfactory reading and writing skills.
- Engage the target culture through various disciplines, including politics, economics, anthropology, history, literature, and art.