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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes of the MA in Romance Languages:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of historical, political and social contexts that shape language, culture, and literature;
  • Students will conduct research using all available scholarly resources;
  • Students will apply critical analysis and a variety of theories to the study of literature, language and culture;
  • Students will write critical analyses of literary works and cultural artifacts from a range of periods, currents and genres;
  • Students will engage in informed discussions about literary works and cultural artifacts from a range of periods, currents and genres;
  • Students will advance their written and oral communicative abilities in the language of study.
  • Students will analyze their target language from a linguistic perspective including its structure, its comparative historical/cultural development,  as well as how this  foreign language is acquired;
  • Students will engage in informed discussions about linguistic, historical and cultural varieties of their target language;
  • Students will articulate the significance of literary and cultural artifacts within their historical and cultural context;
  • Students will create original work in the target language.