Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

Program Learning Outcomes

BA in Deaf Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome 1: Interpersonal Communication 
Student will be able to negotiate meaning with individuals via signing, speaking, writing, or reading at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 2: Interpretive Communication 
Students will be able to interpret meaning in either oral, written or visual form with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 3: Presentational Communication 
Students will be able to create messages that can be interpreted by members of the target language with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 4: Culture Awareness
Student will be able to use cultural knowledge to conform linguistically and behaviorally in many social and work-related interactions at the Advanced Rating of the ACTFL Cultural Awareness descriptor..

BA in Deaf Studies-Interpreting Emphasis

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome 1: Interpersonal Communication 
Student will be able to negotiate meaning with individuals via signing, speaking, writing, or reading at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 2: Interpretive Communication 
Students will be able to interpret meaning in either oral, written or visual form with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 3: Presentational Communication 
Students will be able to create messages that can be interpreted by members of the target language with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 4: Culture Awareness 
Students will be able to use cultural knowledge to conform linguistically and behaviorally in many social and work-related interactions at the Advanced Rating of the ACTFL Cultural Awareness descriptor.

Program Learning Outcome 5: Expertise 
Students will be able to apply interpreting theories, knowledge and skills.

BA in ASL & Deaf Studies Education

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome 1: Interpersonal Communication 
Student will be able to negotiate meaning with individuals via signing, speaking, writing, or reading at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 2: Interpretive Communication 
Students will be able to interpret meaning in either oral, written or visual form with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 3: Presentational Communication 
Students will be able to create messages that can be interpreted by members of the target language with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 4: Culture Awareness 
Students will be able to use cultural knowledge to conform linguistically and behaviorally in many social and work-related interactions at the Advanced Rating of the ACTFL Cultural Awareness descriptor.

Program Learning Outcome 5: Expertise 
Students will be able to apply interpreting theories, knowledge and skills.

BA in Secondary French Education

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome 1: Interpersonal Communication 

Students will be able to negotiate meaning with individuals through the competencies of speaking, reading, and writing at the Advanced-Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 2: Interpretive Communication 

Students will be able to interpret meaning, orally and in writing, with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced-Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 3: Presentational Communication 

Students will be able to construct messages that can be interpreted by members of the target language with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced-Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 4: Culture Awareness

Students will be able to use cultural knowledge to conform, linguistically and behaviorally, in diverse social and work-related interactions at the Advanced Rating of the ACTFL Cultural Awareness descriptor.

Program Learning Outcome 5: Expertise 

Students will be able to apply pedagogical theories, knowledge, and skills in various educational settings.

BA in Spanish

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome 1: Interpersonal Communication 
Student will be able to negotiate meaning with individuals via signing, speaking, writing, or reading at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 2: Interpretive Communication 
Students will be able to interpret meaning in either oral, written or visual form with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 3: Presentational Communication 
Students will be able to create messages that can be interpreted by members of the target language with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 4: Culture Awareness
Students will be able to use cultural knowledge to conform linguistically and behaviorally in many social and work-related interactions at the Advanced Rating of the ACTFL Cultural Awareness descriptor.

BA in Spanish Education

Program Learning Outcomes

 Program Learning Outcome 1: Interpersonal Communication 
Student will be able to negotiate meaning with individuals via signing, speaking, writing, or reading at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 2: Interpretive Communication 
Students will be able to interpret meaning in either oral, written or visual form with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 3: Presentational Communication 
Students will be able to create messages that can be interpreted by members of the target language with no recourse to active negotiation of meaning with the writer, speaker, or producer at the Advanced Mid rating of the ACTFL proficiency levels.

Program Learning Outcome 4: Culture Awareness
Students will be able to use cultural knowledge to conform linguistically and behaviorally in many social and work-related interactions at the Advanced Rating of the ACTFL Cultural Awareness descriptor..

Program Learning Outcome 5: Expertise 
Students will be able to apply pedagogical theories, knowledge and skills.