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
- 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
- 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.