Welcome to the Hispanic Studies webpage. On this page you'll find the mission of the department, departmental student learning goals, a curricular map and assessment schedule, and progress made from the most recent Program Review Action Plan (2010-2011). If you have questions about the assessment findings or questions about the department, please contact Corey Shouse, Hispanic Studies Department Chair, at [email protected].
In accordance with the mission of the colleges, the Department of Hispanic Studies educates students to become better global citizens through instruction in foreign language, literature and culture and fosters integrated learning, exceptional leadership for change, and wisdom for a lifetime.
STUDENT LEARNING GOALS
GOAL 1 Acquire communicative proficiency in Spanish at the appropriate level according to the ACTFL Performance Guidelines.
Objective 1 Demonstrate an ability to comprehend texts and spoken language.
Objective 2 Demonstrate an ability to present content in written and oral form.
Objective 3 Demonstrate an ability to interact and negotiate meaning.
GOAL 2 Develop an understanding of the diversity of the Hispanic world and apply that cultural awareness across the curriculum, in Spanish, at the appropriate level.
Objective 1 Demonstrate an understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender, religious, socio-economic, political diversity within and across the Hispanic world.
Objective 2 Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity that is particular to the Hispanic world in relationship to that of ones' own culture.
Objective 3 Demonstrate an ability to interact appropriately with Hispanic or Heritage Spanish speakers locally or abroad.
GOAL 3 Develop and apply analytical and critical skills across the language, literature, linguistics and culture areas of the curriculum, in Spanish, at the appropriate level.
Objective 1 Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply relevant terms and concepts.
Objective 2 Develop the ability to identify and explain the formal components of a subject of study.
Objective 3 Develop the ability to identify and explain how historical and social contexts influence a subject of study.
GOAL 4 Demonstrate, in Spanish, an understanding of Hispanic Studies as an interdisciplinary field in the Humanities at the appropriate level.
Objective 1 Students will demonstrate in spoken and written language understanding of intersection of Hispanic Studies and other disciplines.
Objective 2 Demonstrate through research in Spanish the ability to partake in the rich cultural, social, political, historical and intellectual life of a diverse Hispanic world.
CURRICULAR MAP and ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE
|Written/Oral Comm II
|A (exit lang. requirement)
|B (enter major)
|I (exit intro sequence)
|A (exit major)