Program Learning Outcomes
- Language. Students will demonstrate an ability to operate in German, i.e. communicate orally and in writing; an awareness of appropriateness of communication with respect to situation and register; and an ability to write a cogent essay according to appropriate disciplinary standards.
- Culture. Students will demonstrate knowledge of cultural concepts and artifacts within a historical context; an awareness of cultural issues; and an ability to draw comparisons to other cultures.
- 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.