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Spanish (BA) Program Assessment


The mission of the Spanish program is to prepare our majors and minors for their professional careers through a variety of courses in which they study and learn about the Spanish language, culture, and literature, so they become active participants in their communities, innovative and ethical professionals who contribute to the development of a more inclusive society, in terms of cultural, linguistic, and intellectual diversity. Students in our program are introduced to an enriching and challenging intellectual and cultural life by exposing them to guest lectures, colloquia, poetry and narrative readings, film festivals, museum trips, theatrical events, and student writing contests. Furthermore, our program aims to provide students with a comparative element that will enable them to improve communication skills in their own language. In order to accomplish our educational goals, a rigorous academic orientation is provided to each student.


  • Attain information literacy skills relevant to the discipline.
  • Demonstrate oral and written understanding of what literature is; write about it and relate studied literary works to their socio-political and cultural context.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Spanish Language through analyses of the orthography, morphology, and syntax used in a variety of Spanish texts and popular culture.
  • Develop writing and oral communication skills.
  • Learn the origin of the Spanish language, its evolution, and linguistic and cultural diversity throughout the centuries.

The Spanish (BA) Program is part of the school of Arts and Sciences, World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities Department