Program Learning Outcomes
- Language. Students will demonstrate an ability to operate in German, i.e. communicate orally and in writing, demonstrate an awareness of appropriateness of communication with respect to situation and register, be able to write a cogent essay according to appropriate disciplinary standards.
- Culture. Students will demonstrate knowledge of cultural concepts and artifacts within a historical context, be able to draw comparisons to other cultures, demonstrate an awareness of cultural issues.
- Literature. Students will demonstrate: analytic, interpretive, and critical thinking skills; knowledge of research protocols (e.g., proper citation); understanding of the specificity of the literary object as well as its historical cultural context; and a general familiarity with literary history.
- Linguistics. Students will demonstrate an ability to objectively analyze language as a phenomenon as well as an ability to deal with language data using social science methodology.