Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization Learning Outcomes
Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our English program and our Spanish program, while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.
- Students will demonstrate Spanish language arts concepts that specifically include literature, cultural texts, language and writing.
- Students will read print and non-print texts from various periods and genres to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.
- Students will apply strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate and appreciate texts.
- Students will draw on their knowledge of the major traditions of literature, prior experience, interactions with other readers and writers, knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, word-identification strategies and understanding of textual features (sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
- Students will adjust their spoken, written and visual language to communicate effectively in Spanish for different audiences and purposes.
- Students will conduct research by generating ideas and questions and by posing problems.
- Students will gather, evaluate and synthesize data from a variety of sources (print and non-print texts, artifacts, people, databases, computer networks, video) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
- Students will develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in Spanish language use, patterns and dialects across Spanish-speaking cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions and social roles.
- Students will participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of Spanish-speaking communities within the United States and abroad.