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Mission Statement and Learning Goals

The Languages and Cultures Department prepares students to be linguistically competent and culturally knowledgeable global citizens. Through in-depth and multidisciplinary studies of literature, history, art, and popular culture, students develop insights into complex human experience from many times and places.

Learning Goals

Common Curriculum
Learning Goals
Chinese and Japanese
Common Curriculum
Learning Goals
Latin and Greek
Common Curriculum
Learning Goals
French and German

Students will:

Demonstrate a minimum proficiency level of novice-high for speaking, and novice-mid for reading and writing. Such levels mean that students have a functional command of the target language that allows them to communicate basic needs

Demonstrate awareness of the cultural contexts being studied

Students will:

Have a functional command of the target language that allows them to read ancient texts of moderate difficulty with the aid of a dictionary

Demonstrate awareness of the cultural contexts being studied

Students will:

Demonstrate a minimum proficiency level of Intermediate-Low, as defined by the ACTFL, in at least two of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Such a level means that students have a functional command of the target language that allows them to communicate limited basic needs and ideas, and negotiate simple situations

Demonstrate awareness of a variety of cultural contexts in which the target language is used, and have a functional command of the basic rules of social interaction in that language

 

Common Curriculum
Learning Goals
English as a Second Language and
English for Bilingual Students
Common Curriculum
Learning Goals
European Studies

Students will:

Demonstrate a minimum proficiency level of Advanced, as defined by the ACTFL, in at least three of the four language skills

Demonstrate the academic English language skills sufficient to complete college-level work

Students will:

Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse ways in which history, philosophy, literature, theology, and the fine arts explore the human condition in a European context.

Demonstrate an awareness of the ways in which at least three of these areas work together to define the chosen historical period.

Demonstrate the ability to analyze primary texts with cultural awareness.