After having completed these courses, students should be able to discuss concrete topics relating to particular interests and special fields of competence. They should be able to support opinions, explain in detail, and hypothesize. Students should understand the main ideas of most speech in a variety of social and cultural contexts. They should write about a variety of topics in different time frames with significant precision and in detail. Students should develop a solid awareness of the aesthetic properties of language and of its literary styles.
Level 4 students will also take two level-3400 courses, one each in the areas of writing and culture. Students will be notified of their available choices in the spring.