1. Be proficient in Spanish at the Intermediate-High (for Elementary and Early Childhood Education double majors) or Advanced-Low level (for Spanish and Spanish Education majors), as measured by a (Simulated) Oral Proficiency Interview;
2. Express in writing their ideas, beliefs, and world-views on a range of topics narrating in all major time frames (i.e., past, present, future) and having a good control of tense and aspect, but lacking at times. They will be able to use advanced grammatical structures, some idiomatic expressions, and narrative devices. In addition, they will be able to evaluate and critique their own work, and that of others;
3. Understand semi-edited literary narratives from various authors and periods from the Spanish-speaking world, and recognize their contributions to the global community;
4. Interpret Spanish and Latin American literature, poetry, theater, cinema, and other forms of media from different periods with an appropriate control of literary terms and concepts of literary critique, and use of formal, stylistic, and thematic elements in their readings and writings;
5. Understand the linguistic features of the Spanish language, including the morphosyntactic, phonetic, semantic, pragmatic and dialectical differences of the language;
6. Have knowledge of Spanish and Latin American civilizations, cultures, and cultural movements, and be able to compare and contrast this knowledge of the culture with other cultures from the Spanish-speaking world and that of the home culture using primary and secondary sources.
Last Modified: November 30, 2011