Russian Language Major

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. language proficiency, indicated by listening, reading and writing at the Advanced-Low level and speaking in the range of Intermediate-Mid to Advanced-Low based on The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.
  2. textual competency, including the ability to work with a variety of texts (written, oral, visual, etc.), and to apply analytical skills to evaluate the type of text, the purpose of the text creator, the intended audience, the conventions and devices used within the text, and the historical, cultural context of the text.
  3. con-textual competency, indicated by a broader understanding of the Russian-speaking world, both in Russia, the area of the former Soviet Union and the Russian Diaspora. Students will use the target language to contextualize discourse (verbal, written and visual) within historical, cultural, sociological frameworks. In addition, students will actively reflect on the culture and context of the Russian-speaking world in conjunction with a self-reflection on their own culture and context.

April 2008