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  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    The Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) major enables students to achieve communicative competence in their language(s) of specialization. Students will become knowledgeable in the culture and literature and/or linguistics associated with their language area(s) such that they will be able to critically analyze and evaluate authentic sources in the target language(s) and formulate independent, critical perspectives in the target language(s). Further, students will learn the intercultural skills and practical know-how necessary to negotiate traveling, studying, and living in the target culture(s).

    Foreign Languages and Literatures major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Satisfy the Florida statutes for the College-Level Academic Skills Requirement.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
    • Achieve one or more of the following, as determined by their specialization within the FLL program: an acceptable score on a language proficiency test and/or a satisfactory faculty evaluation of a term paper, final project, or oral presentation completed for a selected advanced course.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Describe and define cultural concepts, literary production, and/or linguistic structure in language(s) of specialization.
    2. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts according to their cultural, literary and/or linguistic content.
    3. Express critical competence in relation to the culture(s) of specialization through performance of comprehensive analysis in written and oral form.
    4. Display oral and written proficiency in language(s) of specialization.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    Category A I, R I I I, R, A
    Category B ♦♦ I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A

    Courses focus on the acquisition of the language(s) of specialization at the advanced level.

    ♦♦ Courses address literary, cultural, cinematic, historical, and/or social questions.

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    Assessment Types

    • Proficiency exams
    • Term papers or final projects
    • Oral presentations
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