World Languages and Cultures, M.A. Student Learning Outcomes

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major World Languages and Cultures
Degree M.A.
Date Revised February 2019

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Scholarship: Drawing upon their knowledge of research methods, their acquired mastery of content and ability to analyze, and their ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources, students will demonstrate the ability to conduct original research within their individual discipline in Spanish Studies.
  2. Writing proficiency to articulate independent ideas in standard written language at the Advanced High (AH) level – as defined by the ACTFL guidelines - or above.
  3. Understanding of a wide range of written materials at the AH level or above, i.e., reading for comprehension, critical thinking, textual analysis and developing a compelling argument.
  4. Oral proficiency in a variety of speaking situations at the AH level or above. Students will be able to express themselves in a grammatically correct and phonetically understandable fashion at the required level.
  5. An understanding of the target culture(s) related to the language studied. This will include demonstrating knowledge of cultural norms and differences, historical, social, economic, political, artistic expression or other aspects of culture.

Methods of Assessment

  • Pre (interview) and Post (Thesis Defense) Language Evaluation (4)
  • Annual Faculty Evaluation (1-5)
  • Thesis Defense or Comprehensive Exam (1-5)
  • Exit Questionnaire (1-5)
  • Course Summary Packet (1-5)

Last Updated

AAE updated September 2019

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