Learning Goals

Majors in the Regional Option will demonstrate familiarity with a cross-section of the classical literatures of Africa, the Middle East & South Asia, & critical understanding of the modern literatures of 1 of the 3 regions. They will be able to identify & explain the major historical, theoretical & methodological issues related to study & analysis of the modern literatures of that region. Majors will develop listening, speaking, writing & reading skills in one of the languages of their chosen region ...at a proficiency level of Intermediate-Mid or higher, based on the guidelines of the ACTFL. They will demonstrate the ability to employ these communicative skills in culturally relevant contexts.

Majors in the Comparative Option will demonstrate familiarity with a cross-section of the classical literatures of Africa, the Middle East & South Asia, & critical comparative understanding of the modern literatures of the 3 regions & their inter-relationships. They will be able to identify & explain major historical, theoretical & methodological issues related to the comparative study & analysis of the modern literatures of the 3 regions. Majors will also demonstrate listening, speaking, writing & reading skills in at least 2 languages from different regions ...at a proficiency level of Intermediate-Mid or higher in at least 2 languages, based on the guidelines of the ACTFL. They will also have the ability to employ these communicative skills in culturally relevant contexts.

Minors will demonstrate familiarity with a cross-section of the classical literatures of Africa, the Middle East, & South Asia, & a broad understanding of the modern literatures of 1 of the 3 regions. They will also develop listening, speaking, writing, & reading skills in one of the languages of their chosen region of study ...at a proficiency level of intermediate-low or higher, based on the guidelines of the ACTFL.