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German Program Learning Outcomes

A student who graduates with a major in German should be able to:

  • Write an essay characterized by precision of syntax, correctness of idioms, and grammatical accuracy.
  • Analyze, evaluate critically, and utilize primary sources as well as articles from professional journals and other secondary sources in order to write in German a research paper.
  • Identify and explain, orally and in writing, major periods and people of German-speaking history, art, literature, music, theatre, and philosophy. Of utmost importance is being able to describe cogently the ethical and moral issues Germany has faced in the last two centuries.
  • Explain and evaluate the diverse cultural manifestations in the German-speaking world in terms of religious, ethnic, gender, and/or economic differences.