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									Educational Goals for B.A. in Spanish and for U/L Spanish Courses (reviewed in August 2005)

        Primary Educational Goals                                                         Outcomes
                 of the
             BA in Spanish
   •   Develop proficiency in written academic Spanish           •   Ability to write professional-level reports, business letters,
   •   Develop proficiency in spoken academic Spanish                memos, investigative or research papers, etc. in academic
   •   Develop proficiency in listening comprehension in a           Spanish
       variety of spoken dialects of Spanish                     •   Ability to deliver clear and comprehensible oral presentations in
   •   Develop academic proficiency in reading                       Spanish
       comprehension in Spanish                                  •   Ability to develop professional-level conversational skills
   •   Develop wide-ranging knowledge of various                     related to candidate’s specific field
       Hispanic cultures                                         •   Ability to analyze various aspects of a complex situation or
   •   Develop appreciation of various linguistic varieties          phenomenon and produce a coherent argument about its causes
   •   Develop an appreciation of Spanish literary discourse         and effects, its components and its relationship to similar
       through the analysis of original texts in the Spanish         situations or phenomena, etc.
       language                                                  •   Ability to read, appreciate and summarize university-level
   •   Develop the analytical skills expected of a university-       writing (including literary texts, political and religious essays,
       educated student of the liberal arts                          specific technical texts related to one’s field, etc.)
                                                                 •   Ability to recognize, appreciate and explain some of the spoken
                                                                     and written variants of Spanish from regions of the Spanish-
                                                                     speaking world (i.e., Spain, Spanish Caribbean, Mexico, Central
                                                                     America, Andean region, the Southern Cone and Spanish-
                                                                     speaking areas of the U.S.)
                                                                 •   Ability to understand and explain (in broad terms) the historical
                                                                     diversity of the Spanish-speaking world
                                                                 •   Broad cultural awareness relating to Hispanic cultures
Educational Goals and Outcomes for U/L Spanish Courses
 SPAN Course                Primary Educational Goals                                       Outcomes
    Primary
  Instructors
        3301:              •    Review and expand students’ mastery of          •   Ability to correctly identify different
 Advanced Grammar and           advanced Spanish grammar, including all             verb tenses and modes
     Composition                common verb tenses and modes, as well as        •   Ability to read academic texts more
                                other important grammatical topics necessary        fluently and to appreciate the
                                for proficiency in Spanish (subject verb            grammatical nuances of various verb
                                agreement, noun-adjective agreement, use of         tenses and modes used in others’
                                pronouns, articles, participles, etc.)              writing
                           • Develop writing mechanics and techniques           •   Ability to use different verb tenses and
                                including:                                          modes correctly in students’ own
                           --Accentuation and other spelling rules;                 writing
                           --Paragraph organization;                            •   Ability to place written accents
                           --Thesis statement development;                          correctly
                           --Other organizational principles for professional   •   Ability to write a well-organized
                        composition;                                                persuasive essay with appropriate
                            --Stylistic rules in formal writing, including          introduction and conclusion, and using
                        useful vocabulary and rhetorical phrases for creating       complete sentences and full paragraphs
                        coherence and directing readers’ expectations, etc.     •   Ability to write a well-organized
                                                                                  narrative essay or short story in the past
                                                                                  tense
                                                                              •   Ability to translate basic sentences
                                                                                  from English to Spanish, recognizing
                                                                                  common false cognates
                                                                              •   Ability to peer review other students’
                                                                                  writing, and to view one’s own writing
                                                                                  more critically
       3302:           •   Develop students’ knowledge about formal           •   Ability to write business letters in
Professional Writing       correspondence in Spanish                              Spanish, including cover letters for job
                       •   Develop and reinforce students’ ability to             applications
                           write using concrete and specific detail           •   Ability to recognize and write in two or
                       •   Develop and enhance students’ awareness of             more non-fictional and academic
                           differences between various styles and                 writing styles (i.e., journalistic articles,
                           registers of non-fictional professional writing        movie reviews, editorials, academic
                           (such as journalistic articles, movie or theater       essays, business white papers, etc.)
                           reviews, persuasive essays, etc.)                  •   Ability to write well-organized college-
                       •   Develop students’ ability to cite sources              level research papers, using appropriate
                           correctly in Spanish in their own text, using          citations and bibliographical
                           appropriate punctuation, citation technique,           conventions
                           block quotes, etc.                                 •   Ability to analyze and revise one’s own
                       •   Prepare students to organize and write longer          writing and knowledge of how to look
                           academic research papers, using foot- or               for help if doubts about usage remain
                           endnotes and correct bibliographical style         •   Students will be well prepared for the
                           (i.e., MLA)                                            writing tasks assigned in other upper
                       •   Enhance students’ awareness of the need for            level Spanish classes
                           process writing and conscientiousness about
                           writing in a professional environment
                       •   Reinforce and expand upon the basic spelling,
                           grammar and punctuation skills learned in
                           SPAN 3301
       3310:           •   Develop good conversational Spanish skills          •   Ability to hold a conversation using
Spanish Conversation   •   Develop ability to recognize academic vs.               academic Spanish
 through Literature        colloquial Spanish                                  •   Ability to organize and give a brief oral
                       •   Develop and enrich student vocabulary                   presentation in academic Spanish
                           through the reading of literary texts               •   Ability to recognize the difference
                       •   Strengthen reading comprehension skills                 between academic and colloquial
                           through conversations about literary texts              Spanish
                       •   Develop a broad appreciation for Hispanic           •   Ability to use an enriched vocabulary
                           literature (but not a basis of literary analysis)   •   Ability to discuss literary texts in a
                                                                                   social, conversational setting
                                                                               •   Ability to appreciate Hispanic literature
       3320:           •   Develop oral communicative skills                   •   Ability to communicate orally in
  Professional Oral    •   Build vocabulary in professional domains                Spanish at a professional level
  Communication        •   Acquire academic oral Spanish                       •   Ability to prepare and organize oral
                       •   Develop organizational skills as related to             presentations
                           preparation of oral presentations                   •   Ability to discuss a variety of topics
                       •   Understand dialectal and academic varieties             with basic professional vocabulary
                           of Spanish                                          •   Ability to analyze and explain oral
                                                                                   presentations
                                                                               •   Ability to distinguish between bilingual
                                                                                   and monolingual varieties of Spanish
      3322:            •   Develop practical translation skills from both      •   Ability to translate a variety of texts
    Translation            Spanish into English and English into Spanish           from Spanish into English and English
                       •   Develop an appreciation of various linguistic           into Spanish (including texts such as
                           theories that have influenced the development           magazine and newspaper articles,
                           of translation theory                                   cooking recipes, etc.)
                       •   Introduce students to the basic models of           •   Ability to name the basic models of
                           translation                                             translation
                       •   Develop techniques to translate idiomatic           •   Ability to explain in general terms how
                            expressions and complex grammatical                linguistics has influenced translation
                            structures between the two languages           •   Ability to analyze a text critically
                        •   Develop analytical skills and strengthen           before beginning to translate
                            vocabulary in both languages                   •   Ability to translate idiomatic
                                                                               expressions and complex grammatical
                                                                               structures
                                                                           •   Appreciation of the difficulty of
                                                                               translating in general and of translating
                                                                               idiomatic expressions in particular
       3324:            •   Develop an appreciation of Hispanic culture    •   Enhanced cultural competency,
Neighbors and Trading       through the study of selected regions of           specifically through a strengthened
      Partners              Spanish America and Spain                          understanding of how culture impacts
                        •   Introduce students to some of the general          business transactions in the U.S. and
                            business practices in the Hispanic world           the Hispanic world
                        •   Develop an understanding of how culture        •   A general understanding of business
                            impacts business transactions in either            practices in the Hispanic world,
                            positive or negative ways                          particularly where they differ from
                        •   Develop a general understanding of the             typical business practice in the U.S.
                            history of the people of selected regions of   •   Ability to analyze a hypothetical
                            Spanish America and Spain                          situation and decide how to proceed,
                        •   Develop a general understanding of the             taking into account cultural and
                            economic relationship between the U.S. and         business practices
                            the Hispanic world, emphasizing its            •   Ability to work effectively in groups to
                            importance as a trading partner of the U.S.        produce and present a group report
                                                                           •   Understanding of the history of selected
                                                                               regions of Spanish America and Spain
                                                                           •   Understanding of the importance of the
                                                                               Hispanic world as a trading partner for
                                                                               the U.S.
                                                                           •   Ability to recognize and define trade
                                                                                       blocks such as NAFTA, CAFTA, the
                                                                                       European Union and MercoSur, etc.
         3340:               •   Develop the basic analytical skills and           •   Ability to read Hispanic literature in an
Introduction to Hispanic         disciplinary vocabulary related to three of the       analytical way, appropriate to the field
       Literature                main literary genres (narrative, poetry and           of Hispanic studies
                                 drama) as understood in Hispanic literatures      •   Ability to write short analytical essays
                             •   Develop a broad appreciation of the historical        on literary topics in Spanish, using
                                 development of Hispanic literatures in Spain          appropriate vocabulary and analytical
                                 and Spanish America                                   frameworks
                             •   Develop an appreciation of some of the key        •   University-level familiarity with the
                                 writers and representative texts from the             broad scope of the Hispanic literary
                                 Hispanic canon (from Spain and Spanish                traditions in Spain and Spanish
                                 America)                                              America
                                                                                   •   Knowledge of literary genres and the
                                                                                       conventions related to them, including
                                                                                       those of poetry, narrative, drama and
                                                                                       essay
                                                                                   •   Knowledge of key literary or historical
                                                                                       periods such as ‘medieval’, ‘Colonial’,
                                                                                       and ‘post-Independence’ as well as
                                                                                       literary styles or movements such as
                                                                                       ‘vanguard’ or ‘Romantic’ etc.
         3342:               •   Introduce students to the vast variety of         •   Ability to identify and classify U.S.
Hispanic Literature in the       Spanish writing in the U.S. since the 19th            Hispanic writings using the thematic
          US                     century, including examples from different            framework of the course
                                 genres of creative writing (short story,          •   Ability to present coherent oral
                                 satirical newspaper column or crónica,                presentations on an assigned literary
                                 poetry, novel and drama)                              topic relating to U.S. Hispanic literature
                             •   Develop an understanding of an analytical         •   Ability to write a long research paper
                                 thematic framework for understanding U.S.             on an assigned literary topic relating to
                               Hispanic writing in Spanish, including the            U.S. Hispanic literature, including
                               themes of Immigration, Exile and Native               appropriate citations and bibliography
                               Hispanic Literature                                   according to MLA stylebook
                           •   Demonstrate the relationship between U.S.         •   Ability to explain the relationship
                               Hispanic writing in Spanish and economic              between U.S. Hispanic literature and
                               and political change in Latin America                 economic and political change in Latin
                           •                                                         America
        4310:              •   Develop of an understanding of how language       •   Ability to understand and explain basic
  Spanish Linguistics          functions                                             concepts of linguistics as applied to the
                           •   Understand the basic sounds of Spanish and            study of the Spanish language.
                               problem areas                                     •   Ability to distinguish differences
                           •   Deepen grammatical knowledge of the                   between sounds and letters
                               language                                          •   Understanding of the basic concepts of
                           •   Introduce students to language variation and          Spanish morphology and syntax
                               language change and how it applies to U.S.        •   Respect for language variation through
                               Spanish as well as Latin American and                 the understanding of historical changes
                               Peninsular Spanish                                    in the language
*4390: Special Topics A:   •   Develop a broad appreciation of the historical    •   Ability to write a university-level
   Hispanic Cinema             scope and evolution of Hispanic cinema,               analysis of Hispanic film, placing its
                               especially in the national(istic) traditions of       filmic artistry in the cultural and
                               Spain and Mexico                                      historical context of its creator
                           •   Develop a basic knowledge of techniques of        •   Ability to recognize and appreciate
                               film analysis, including discipline-appropriate       several different regional varieties of
                               vocabulary, to be able to appreciate the visual       spoken Spanish (i.e., Castilian or
                               artistry of film                                      peninsular, Mexican, Cuban,
                           •   Develop a basic understanding of the visual           Argentinean, etc.)
                               and narrative styles of one or more key           •   Ability to speak clearly and with
                               Hispanic directors (i.e., Buñuel, Almodóvar,          appropriate vocabulary about Hispanic
                               González Iñárritu, Alea, etc.)                        film and Hispanic directors from
                                                                                     several parts of the Hispanic world
           4380                •   Develop students’ ability to use Spanish in a   •   Ability to communicate orally and in
Field Experience/ Internship       professional context                                written form in a Spanish register
                                                                                       appropriate to the workplace
                                                                                   •   Work experience in a field in which
                                                                                       bilingualism is an asset
                                                                                   •   Awareness that academic skills in
                                                                                       Spanish enhance one’s work
                                                                                       performance
                               •                                                   •

								
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