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Student Learning Outcomes

Spanish | French | Italian | Japanese | American Sign Language

The purpose of this program is for students to learn a foreign language as a first or second language so they can communicate successfully in order to understand and appreciate the Spanish-speaking/French/Italian/American Sign Language cultures.

  • Communicate orally and in writing in Spanish/French/Italian/American Sign Language in real life situations.
  • Read and comprehend Spanish/French/Italian/American Sign Language at levels commensurate with those of students seeking a degree in Spanish/French/Italian/American Sign Language.
  • Understand the Hispanic/French/Italian/American Sign Language culture(s), through the study of their history, literature, arts, contributions of prominent figures, and foreign travel.

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Upon completion of each course, students will:  

SLOs for Spanish 120, French 120, and Italian 120.

  • Engage in basic, two-way oral exchanges
  • Read, comprehend, and write basic Spanish/French/Italian
  • Begin to recognize the various Hispanic/French/Italian Culture(s)

SLOs for Spanish 121, French 121, and Italian 121.

  • Engage in more complex oral exchanges
  • Read, comprehend, and write more complex Spanish/French/Italian
  • Recognize and distinguish the various Hispanic/French/Italian Culture(s)

SLOs for Spanish 240

  • Interact in original and somewhat complex oral and written situations
  • Read, comprehend, and write somewhat complex Spanish
  • Distinguish and understand the various Hispanic Cultures

SLOs for Spanish 241

  • Interact in original and complex oral and written situations
  • Read and comprehend literary Spanish
  • Distinguish and understand the various Hispanic Cultures

SLOs for ASL 120

  • Recognize and produce basic ASL vocabulary dealing with real life situations
  • Engage in basic, one-on-one dialogues in ASL using receptive/expressive skills
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of American Deaf history, and Deaf culture and community

SLOs for ASL 121

  • Remember, recognize and produce intermediate-level ASL vocabulary dealing with real life situations
  • Engage in intermediate-level one-on-one dialogues in ASL using receptive/expressive skills
  • Demonstrate substantial knowledge of American Deaf history, and Deaf culture and community