BA Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduating from the BA in SLS, students will manifest the skills, understandings, and dispositions necessary to be exceptional language professionals:
Students will be able to:
- demonstrate critical thinking and awareness of issues within the context of their professional work and social practice
- demonstrate an understanding of the value bases of their professional work
- understand and interpret the history of second and foreign language study and its contemporary issues
- critically evaluate and make use of research into the learning, use, structure, and pedagogy of second languages
- develop and apply sound frameworks to the assessment and evaluation of institutions and agents involved in second language instruction, planning, and policy
- show an understanding of local language issues of Hawai’i and the Pacific in their professional work
- be able to support minority language students’ development of academic and/or professional literacies.
Additional program goals: Upon graduating from the BA in SLS, students will be prepared to:
- apply for admission to graduate programs in second language studies, applied linguistics, or related fields.
- improve the quality of teaching and learning of second, foreign, and heritage languages, in the state of Hawai’i, domestically, and abroad.