After successfully completing levels 1–3, students will be able to...

  • Engage successfully in basic conversation (e.g. ask and answer questions in everyday social situations).
  • Read and understand simple texts.
  • Write short compositions using past, present, and future tenses appropriately.

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.
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