Undergraduate Learning Goals

Upon completion of their course of study, majors in French and Italian studies will:

  • demonstrate linguistic fluency in French/Italian and a broad knowledge of French & Francophone/Italian language, literature, and culture(s). See the French & Italian Language Course Proficiency Targets.

  • demonstrate knowledge of terminology and concepts related to the study of literature and literary criticism and be able to apply them to the critical analysis of works from the French & Francophone/Italian literary canon;

  • understand how to conduct research in French/Italian literary and cultural studies and develop skills of analytical and integrative thinking, critical reading and writing;

  • demonstrate competence necessary for continued graduate study and/or employment in a variety of fields related to the French/Italian language and literary and cultural studies;

  • demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to other languages and cultures.