Learning outcomes are aligned with national and state standards on language and cultural understanding, and on national standards for language skill as reflected in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language proficiency guidelines:
To attain advanced reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in the language studied.
- To obtain a broad base of knowledge and perspectives on French-, German- or Spanish-speaking civilizations, and of their respective cultures—literature, the arts, socio-historical, political and economic structures, etc.—within a variety of interpretive frameworks.
- To understand and articulate cultural practices and process as dynamic elements in the construction of identity, and to appreciate and encourage cultural diversity in human endeavor.
- To understand aspects of language and culture in the world as part of all human communication, and within interdisciplinary contexts.
- To develop skills in critical thinking and analysis, including, but not limited to, textual analysis.