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Learning Outcomes Assessment

romance languages and literatures

In accordance with federally mandated assessment policy, we provide the following information. The Department expects its majors to have acquired the following sets of skills and knowledge by the time they graduate from Boston College:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a Romance Language in all of the major skills (speaking, listening, writing, reading).
  • Analyze and interpret literary and cultural texts.
  • Make cogent, persuasive arguments using sufficient, verifiable data and rational, critical thinking.
  • Identify major literary figures and their works.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with literary genres and critical terminology.
  • Demonstrate awareness of cultural difference, implicit and explicit, in the acquisition of a second language.
Professor Tang's students
Some of the students in Prof. Wan Tang's Summer Program in Madrid 2014 enjoying a day trip to fabulous Toledo: Craig McCray, Isaac Holterman, Courtney Griffin, Megan Lang, Prof. Tang, Leslie Carandang, and Jessica Salgado.