Learning Outcomes

Chinese Program Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plans

Modern Chinese Language:

  1. develop the capability to function as informed and confident global citizens.
  2. engage in conversations and comprehend Chinese material on a range of topics.
  3. narrate, describe, compare, discuss ideas on topics within their experience and of interest to them.
  4. understand the general sociolinguistic norms of representative Chinese communities and can communicate in a variety of cultural settings.
  5. understand and appreciate the diversity of languages and cultures as reflected in Chinese and English.
  6. utilized Chinese computing skills to obtain information and express ideas.
Classical Chinese Language
  1. demonstrate a grasp of the basic Classical Chinese syntax.
  2. punctuate stock unpunctuated texts written in standard Classical Chinese.
  3. translate such texts into idiomatic English.
  4. establish a good foundation on which to build proficiency in Classical Chinese.

Chinese Literature

  1. familiar with the major genres of traditional Chinese poetry, fiction, and historiography, and know of canonical authors and texts in poetic genres such as landscape, protest, panegyric, and nostalgic poetry, as well as their prose counterparts in biographical, fantastical, and romantic narratives.
  2. command of the landmark authors and works of the twentieth-century literature in fiction, poetry, drama, and film.
  3. analyze basic literary features of these works and situate them in various historical and cultural contexts.

Please view the Program Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plans for Chinese here.

Japanese Program Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plans

Japanese Language

  1. demonstrate practical functionality in all four aspects of the Japanese language, i.e., in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  2. utilizing a thorough knowledge of foundation-level Japanese grammar and vocabulary, comprehend and respond appropriately to spoken commands and announcements, to medium-length spoken accounts of sequences of events and other similar narrations, and to speech used in commonly occurring situations in daily and academic life.
  3. demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural styles of Japanese verbal discourse to include strategies to deal with unpredictable situations and complications, narrating and responding to questions about past events, and discussing social issues.
  4. demonstrate a functional level of literacy in Japanese reading and writing in the language to include a wide range of topics and in various formats.

Japanese Literature

  1. demonstrate broad familiarity with the literary history of Japan from the classical through medieval and pre-modern periods to the modern and postwar eras.
  2. demonstrate critical skills and interpretive perspectives in reading and analyzing various literary texts, often within a broad social, political, and cultural context.
  3. demonstrate broad comparative awareness in contextualizing Japanese literary production within the cultural milieux of Asia, particularly of China, and, after the mid-nineteenth century, of the West.

Please view the Program Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plans for Japanese here.