Learning Outcomes

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Upon completion, students in the MA in Hispanic applied linguistics will demonstrate:

  • An understanding of key concepts in Hispanic Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics.
  • Advanced language capabilities essential for communicating in Spanish in a variety of academic and professional contexts.
  • Intercultural skills necessary for interacting with Spanish-speaking populations, in educational, business, or political venues.
  • An understanding of the social, cultural and political conditions of Spanish-speaking heritage communities, in general, and the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, in particular.
  • Mastery of specific major works and concepts of Latin American / Spanish / US Latina/o literatures and cultures, as relevant to the student’s professional goals.