MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Department of Foreign Languages and Humanities encourages cultural awareness and community involvement by providing students with communication tools and a greater understanding of other cultures.
The mission of the Foreign Language Department is to deliver comprehensive, quality training in languages and cultures, in order to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills for transfer to a university.
 
DEGREE PROGRAM
Degree:  AA Chinese - Plan A 
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Listen to and comprehend a lengthy discourse in Chinese on number of topics and respond accurately to the discourse content.
2. Converse with others fluently in Chinese at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
3. Read the three writing systems of Chinese and articulate accurate comprehension.
4. Communicate in writing using all three Chinese writing systems at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
5. Articulate important concepts of Chinese culture including historical events, political changes, art forms, and religions.
 
Degree:  AA French - Plan A 
Degree Learning Outcomes 
The student will: 
1. Listen to and comprehend a lengthy discourse in French on number of topics and respond accurately to the discourse content.
2. Converse with others fluently in French at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
3. Read content in French and articulate accurate comprehension.
4. Communicate in French at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
5. Articulate important concepts of French culture over time including historical events, political changes, art forms, and religions.
 
Degree:  AA Humanities - Plan A   
Degree Learning Outcomes  
The student will: 
1. Analyze primary source documents from a historical and cultural perspective.
2. Research, analyze, and organize information in a written format.
3. Present ideas orally in a coherent manner.
 
Degree:  AA Japanese - Plan A   
Degree Learning Outcomes   
The student will:  
1. Listen to and comprehend a lengthy discourse in French on number of topics and respond accurately to the discourse content.
2. Converse with others fluently in Japanese at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
3. Read the three writing systems of Japanese and articulate accurate comprehension.
4. Communicate in writing using all three Japanese writing systems at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
5. Articulate important concepts of Japanese culture including historical events, political changes, art forms, and religions.
 
Degree:  AA Korean - Plan A  
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Engage in conversations on a variety of topics, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
2. Analyze and discuss important aspects of Korean culture, including history, politics, religion and art.
3. Write using Korean vocabulary and idioms appropriate to the ACTFL intermediate level.
   
Degree:  AA Spanish - Plan A    
Degree Learning Outcomes  
The student will:   
1. Listen to and comprehend a lengthy discourse in Spanish on number of topics and respond accurately to the discourse content.
2. Converse with others fluently in Spanish at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
3. Read content in Spanish and articulate accurate comprehension.
4. Communicate in Spanish using the written word at the ACTFL Intermediate High Level.
5. Articulate important concepts of Spanish culture over time including historical events, political changes, art forms, and religions.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:
American Sign Language
Skills Certificate

Program Student Learning Outcomes
The student will:
 
1. Employ an extended sign vocabulary and use their expressive and receptive skills in conversation.
2. Incorporate knowledge of the customs and culture of the deaf community into their conversational skills.
3. Perform the accurate use of non-manual behaviors and classifiers.
 
Korean Language & Civilization: Intermediate Level
Skills Certificate 
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Be able to engage in conversation on every day topics, favorite objects and activities, and exchange basic information, general feelings, and physical sensations.
2. Analyze and discuss important aspects of Korean culture, including history, politics, religion and art.
3. Write using Korean vocabulary and idioms appropriate to the ACTFL novice level.
 
Korean Language & Civilization: Advanced Level
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Engage in conversations on a variety of topics, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
2. Analyze and discuss important aspects of Korean culture, including history, politics, religion and art.
3. Write using Korean vocabulary and idioms appropriate to the ACTFL intermediate level.
 
Spanish Language & Civilization: Elementary Level
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Listen to and comprehend a beginning discourse in Spanish on a number of topics and respond accurately to the content.
2. Communicate with others in Spanish at the ACTFL Elementary Level.
3. Read content in Spanish and articulate comprehension at a beginning level.
4. Communicate in Spanish using the written word at the ACTFL Beginning Level.
5. Introduce and recognize important concepts of the Spanish culture over time including historical events, political changes, art forms and religions.
 
Spanish Language & Civilization: Intermediate Level
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The student will: 
1. Listen to and comprehend a beginning discourse in Spanish on a number of topics and respond accurately to the content.
2. Communicate with others in Spanish at the ACTFL Elementary Level.
3. Read content in Spanish and articulate comprehension at a beginning level.
4. Communicate in Spanish using the written word at the ACTFL Beginning Level.
5. Introduce and recognize important concepts of the Spanish culture over time including historical events, political changes, art forms and religions.