World Languages – Learning Outcomes

By the end of the first year of study, world language students will understand the basic structure of the target language and be able to communicate in everyday life situations.

By the end of the second year of study, world language students will be able to communicate with increased fluency in the target language in more increasingly specialized situations.

Students who take courses in World Languages earn credit in the Visual, Linguistic, Performing Arts (VLPA) area of knowledge for the AA degree by

  • understanding language and languages as universal human phenomena and as tools of communication, persuasion, and self–expression

Depending on the course taken, World Language courses meet communication, global learning, and/or intercultural knowledge outcomes for the AA degree, as students

  • explain meaning of written work, presentations, arts, and media in different contexts
  • present oral, signed, written, or other forms of expression to increase knowledge, foster understanding, or promote change in an audience
  • analyze complex, interdependent national and global systems, and their legacies and implications, in reference to the distribution of global power
  • reflect on how one's position in systems of power affects both local and global communities
  • apply a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts

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