Spanish majors develop competencies in the following areas:

  • Oral Competency : The student can converse and present information orally in Spanish about important literary and/or cultural topics. (W1c)
  • Written Competency : The student can compose a well-structured essay in Spanish about important literary and/or cultural topics, including a thesis statement and organized argument. (W1a/b)
  • Grammatical Competency : The student can demonstrate command of the Spanish language through correct usage of grammar and syntax.
  • Literary Competency : The student can identify and interpret literary works of importance for the Hispanic world. (W2b/c)
  • Cultural Competency : The student demonstrates knowledge of the cultures of the Hispanic world. (W2b/c)
  • Diversity Competency : The student demonstrates awareness of historical issues of diversity and inequality (specifically in the areas of gender, race, ethnicity, and class) within Hispanic cultures. (W5b)
  • Research Competency : The student demonstrates the ability to conduct research and compose a sound research paper in Spanish that integrates a creative and innovative thesis with the original work of other scholars. (W3a/b)
  • Disciplinary Competency : The student demonstrates general proficiency in Hispanic studies through a capstone thesis experience. (W6a, W7a/c)