Learning Outcomes

Students who earn the Bachelor of Arts in Art should:

  1. Understand and be proficient with different art media.
  2. Use effective research skills in the discipline of art.
  3. Have a basic knowledge of the history, practice, and use of art in history.
  4. Recognize and demonstrate knowledge of major periods, artists, and artworks of  importance.
  5. Produce artworks from a variety of conceptual, theoretical, or inspirational points of view.
  6. Plan, promote, and hold an exhibition of their work.
  7. Present a concise portfolio of their work that would allow them to apply for further study or secure employment in the arts.

Students who earn the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages should: 

  1. Understand the spoken languages, particularly where context strongly supports understanding and speech is clearly audible.
  2. Respond appropriately to spoken questions and statements.
  3. Understand the written languages as used in practical daily life involving learned vocabulary.
  4. Write the languages as used in practical daily life involving learned vocabulary.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of important aspects of  the contemporary cultures.

Students who graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Communication should:

  1. Send and receive both verbal and nonverbal messages that meet critical standards.
  2. Demonstrate facility in using major theorists in message analysis.
  3. Identify and resolve conflict issues in message construction and reception.
  4. Demonstrate significant skill in adapting messages to any type of communication – i.e. - intrapersonal through mediated.
  5. Create formal messages using credible research methods and solid reasoning to draw conclusions.

Students who earn the Bachelor of Arts in English should: 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to write fluently, concisely, and clearly.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to read literary texts analytically and critically.
  3. Demonstrate good research skills.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of literary history, including literary movements and the evolutions of the genres.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the history and structure of the English language.

Students completing a minor in Spanish or French should: 

  1. Understand the spoken language; particularly where context strongly supports understanding and speech is clearly audible.
  2. Respond appropriately to spoken questions and statements.
  3. Understand the written language as used in practical daily life involving learned vocabulary.
  4. Write the language as used in practical daily life involving learned vocabulary.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of important aspects of contemporary culture.