Students in Languages and Cultures are:
Versatile communicators who effectively engage in a multi-lingual world.
- Students speak, listen, read, and write in the target language, understanding and communicating important ideas related to personal life, common social situations, and cultural artifacts and events.
- Students speak, listen, read, and write in the target language with increasing sophistication, analyzing advanced texts (broadly defined) and addressing an expanded range of problems with global interest.
- Students utilize their linguistic skills in the target language in a presentation of significant interdisciplinary research on a pressing question.
Conscientious global citizens who value and promote intercultural exchange.
- Students examine how ideas and practices from different social and cultural contexts compare to their own experience and reflect on how this intercultural learning enhances their awareness of self and others.
- Students demonstrate understanding of the complexity of other cultures’ worldviews through sensitivity to the elements that inform it, such as history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, and other beliefs and practices.
- Students effectively communicate insights about another people and culture in a presentation of significant interdisciplinary research on a pressing question.
Transformative leaders who translate introspection into action benefiting community.
- Students reflect on the limits and strengths of their intellectual abilities and dispositions, effectiveness of their problem-solving processes, and efficiencies of their learning strategies.
- Students articulate how study of other cultural worldviews has enriched their self-awareness of the rules, practices, and biases that shape their own cultural worldview.
- Students’ self-examination leads to purposeful action that contributes meaningfully to the community.
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
CSB Richarda P16
CSB Richarda P38
SJU Quad 253A