Student Learning Outcomes for the Major

Upon completion of the Italian Studies Major, our students will be able to:

SLO 1: Communicative Proficiency: Communicate in the target language in the four basic communicative skills at the advanced level according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

SLO 2: Intercultural Competence: Interact appropriately and effectively within diverse social and cultural contexts in the target-language-speaking world. Formulates complex questions about the target cultures and articulate answers to these questions that reflect multiple cultural perspectives.

SLO 3: Knowledge and Understanding: Contextualize and cogently explain the significance of a representative selection of figures, texts, and tendencies in the literature and other forms of cultural production from the target-language-speaking world.

SLO 4: Critical thinking: Critically analyze a text, define a position, and substantiate it using thorough research techniques, the integration of disparate areas of knowledge, and innovative thinking.