Learning outcomes

rom1ba  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

By the end of their course, graduates of the Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures will have developed a sound understanding of the main disciplines of their degree course (language and literature). They will have acquired literary and linguistic concepts, notions and knowledge in the French and Romance fields and will be able to apply these with ease and appropriately to their thoughts, analysis and university assignments. They will have acquired various working tools and an ability to study independently, which they will take with them to Master's level. They will have a good knowledge of written and spoken French and will be able to express themselves fluently, both orally and in writing, in the course's second Romance language (Spanish or Italian).

Graduates of the Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures are inquisitive, open to other cultures and keen to learn about other humanities fields, and have the ability to work autonomously on language and literature research projects.

On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :

Specifically, graduates with a Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures, will: 
1. Develop a knowledge and understanding of the main course disciplines (language and literature) and move easily between the two using the frameworks and markers they will have progressively acquired.

2. Make correct and appropriate use of the vocabulary, notions and concepts specific to each of the disciplines.

3. Use the knowledge acquired in the various humanities fields to analyse a fact, document, discourse or problem.

4. Achieve a fluency in written and spoken French that allows them to produce a university-level discourse and analyse literary texts and language corpora in French.

5. Achieve a fluency in one of the two course Romance languages (Spanish or Italian) that allows them to write or talk about subjects such as the study of language and literature, but also to use the knowledge gained to analyse literary texts and language corpora in Spanish or Italian.

6. Identify the issues of a research topic based on the observation of specific linguistic or literary data with a view to subsequently analysing this data.

7. Put into practice the main elements of academic discourse (bibliography, topic development, methodology, analytical practices) they have learned as part of their language and literature studies, and which can also be usefully applied to the various humanities disciplines (philosophy, history, art history).

8. Draw connections between the different course disciplines to develop an overall perspective of the study of language and literature and to stimulate their intellectual curiosity for humanities in all its diverse and complementary forms.

As with all bachelors in the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters
9. Have a fundamental understanding of the fields of philosophy, history, art history, archaeology and literature.

10. Be able to understand and write competently on academic topics.

11. Be responsible for their own learning: organize their own workload (prioritizing, anticipating and planning all their activities over time), take a step back to critically assess the knowledge they have gained, how they have gained it and the work they have produced, and take the initiative to gain new knowledge and learn other methods and skills.

12. Be able to use the subject-specific knowledge and skills they have acquired to open their minds to other cultures and develop a sense of social responsibility and a critical approach to themselves, society and knowledge.

13. Have written and spoken fluency in at least one modern language (English, Dutch or German) with the ability to communicate clearly, coherently and in a well-argued fashion on general topics and subjects relating to their field of study.

14. Demonstrate a critical understanding and in-depth knowledge of the discipline(s) of their chosen minor subject.