Degree Program Learning Objectives

B.A. in Linguistics Program Goals and Student Learning Objectives

Goal A: Language in Human Context

To develop awareness of the nature of language and its role in human society

  • A.1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of linguistic diversity and variability within and across societies.

Goal B: Relating Theories and Data

To develop knowledge of theories of language and how theories relate to data

  • B.1. Students will describe how a linguistic theory would interpret relevant data, or how that data is problematic for the theory. 

Goal C: Language Structure and Function

To develop skills in the analysis of linguistic data and to relate linguistic structures to the functions they perform

  • C.1. Students will analyze data from language structures and relate it to language function

Linguistics BA Program Assesment Plan


B.S. in Signed Language Interpreting Program Goals and Student Learning Objectives 

Goal A: Linguistic and paralinguistic knowledge

To develop competency in determining Demands, Controls, and Supports inherent in interpreting situations.

  • A.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to determine the paralinguistic and environmental demands of interpreted encounters.

Goal B: Cross Linguistic and cultural competency

To develop the ability to facilitate the interpreted interaction.

  • B.1 Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary to assess and apply appropriate linguistic registers
  • B.2 Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to determine the intended outcome or goal of the interpreted encounter and employ appropriate linguistics and paralinguistics knowledge and skills.

Goal C: Language Structure and Use

To continue to develop competency in the use of American Sign Language

  • C.1. Students will demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in an academic register of American Sign Language.