Department Learning Goals

Goals for Introductory through Advanced-Level Language Courses

  • Students will be able to understand and produce written and spoken French at an appropriate degree of proficiency.
  • Students will be able to appreciate French and Francophone literary and cultural production within the context of an increasingly interconnected world.

Goals for Literature and Film Courses

  • Students will be able to understand with depth and nuance the literary and aesthetic concepts of French and Francophone texts and films from a variety of genres.
  • Students will be able to grasp the specificities of targeted Francophone cultures.
  • Students will be able to think critically and creatively when faced with an abstract question.
  • Goals for Culture and Society Courses
  • Students will be able to understand with depth and nuance French history, culture, society, and politics.
  • Students will be able to grasp the specificities of targeted Francophone cultures.
  • Students will be able to think critically and creatively when faced with an abstract question.