Goals and Objectives

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Assessment Plan Indicators of Success

  • Graduates of the program will have a general knowledge of Latin American history, geography, ecological, political and economic systems, social organization, cultural characteristics, and achievements in literature and the arts.
  • Graduates will be able to read, write, understand and speak (at least at a basic level) a second language (Spanish).
  • Graduates will be able to integrate content and ideas from different disciplines.
  • Graduates will have the ability to communicate effectively about the society and culture (past and present) of the region.
  • Graduates will understand the cultural diversity and complexity of the region.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of current events in the region.
  • Graduates will appreciate the richness of the cultural heritage of the region.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an appreciation for the magnitude of world changes initiated through the forces of globalization
  • Graduates will have the ability to view the world from more than one perspective–in particular from one or more Latin American perspective(s), as well as from their own culture (presumably based in the US).
  • Graduates will be able to recognize cultural differences without a judgmental attitude.