The concentration in Foreign Language entails multiple aptitudes that prepare the student for citizenship in an increasingly global environment, one that gives students a deeper grasp of a world that includes profound population movements, cross-cultural influences, economic disparities, ethnic and political conflicts, and bio-environmental pressures. Students need to have knowledge of literature, history, culture, and competency in the spoken and written language.
|Intermediate Language||6 cr|
|Upper Level Electives||6 cr|
Additional Related Electives e.g.:
|FLN 499: Capstone||3 cr|
*In the specific language
Elementary language courses may not be used in the concentration.
- If planning to go for teacher certification or graduate school, Advanced Grammar in the specific language.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a concentration in Foreign Languages will be able to:
- demonstrate familiarity with both the canonical and typical literature of the foreign language;
- possess an understanding of a range of literary styles and genres;
- be conversant regarding the major literary figures;
- explain the history of the foreign country or regions where the language is spoken;
- explain the culture of the other country/countries, including dietary customs, mode of dress, celebrations, traditions, societal mores, and cultural identity;
- translate from English to the foreign language and vice versa.
- articulate an understanding of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the foreign language, normally by successfully completing two years of college-level language instruction or its equivalent;
- comprehend the foreign language and its linguistic nuances when spoken by others; and
- communicate in writing in the idiom of the foreign language.