Bachelor of Arts - Modern Languages: Program Goals
- Use French, German, Russian, Italian, or Arabic to read, write, understand, analyze, and discuss a wide range of cultural, visual, and literary, and social science texts.
- Understand, speak, read, and write, and identify different registers of spoken and written French, German, Russian, Italian, or Arabic.
- Identify themes and genres of classic and contemporary French, German, Russian, Italian, or Arabic-language literature and film.
- Identify the codes of contemporary French, German, Russian, Italian, or Arabic-speaking cultures, and the origins and organization of contemporary Russian, German, Francophone, Italian, or Arabic-speaking societies.
Revised: August 2010
General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
- Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
- Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
- Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
- Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
- Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
- Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
- Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
- Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
- Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.