Students pursuing study in world languages and cultures will work toward the following objectives:

1. Students will demonstrate a high level of communicative proficiency in the target language. This proficiency encompasses interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes in the modern languages and, in Greek and Roman Studies, emphasizes the interpretive mode.

  • Interpersonal: Students will interact and negotiate meaning in spoken and written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Interpretive: Students will understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics
  • Presentational: Students will present information, concepts, and ideas in both writing and speech to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics for various audiences and in multiple genres (e.g., narration, argumentation, correspondence, analyses of cultural products, and reports on research).

2. Students will interpret a variety of cultural products in the target language from a critical perspective.

3. Students will use sources of information appropriately in the target language and in English. Appropriately using sources involves students finding, evaluating, engaging with, and correctly citing them, mindful of how these sources support their own academic work.

4. Students will apply wide-ranging knowledge of culture (past and present) in speech and writing.

5. Students will engage in cross-cultural dialogue and experiences through participation in curricular, co-curricular, and/or study abroad programs.

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