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Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies

Learning Goals and Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics at Lehman College of the City University of New York is to provide students with a strong learning experience based on the knowledge of theoretical and applied linguistics related to languages of the world.

Program Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal I: Students will develop an understanding of the basic components of linguistic knowledge

  • 1.1. Describe and analyze how sound patterns work
  • 1.2. Describe and analyze morphological data
  • 1.3. Describe and analyze syntactic data
  • 1.3. Describe and analyze semantic data

Goal II: Students will be able to analyze data from the structure of a language other than English

  • 2.1. Identify the structural and cultural features of a foreign language other than English
  • 2.2. Describe sound, word, sentence, and discourse differences across languages and dialects

Goal III: Students will demonstrate knowledge of sociopolitical and historical aspects of language

  • 3.1. Explain the major theories and linguistic approaches to the study of language
  • 3.2. Describe language change and language variation
  • 3.3. Describe aspects of the relationship between language and society