Program Learning Outcomes


Bachelor of Arts

Students completing the German major will demonstrate an advanced proficiency in the language and the ability to read, discuss, and analyze literary and non-literary written German. Students will also demonstrate competency in negotiating German culture.

Successful University of Redlands German graduates will be able to:

1.      Language

    a.       Communicate written and oral information accurately and clearly enough to be understood by sympathetic native speakers of German without misrepresentation or confusion;

    b.      Compose written documents with logic and clarity, following applicable conventions.

2.      Written German

    a.       Identify and interpret key texts in German literary and cultural traditions, such as major movements, writers, and works;

    b.      Apply cultural and interpretive analysis to evaluate literary and non-literary written German.

 3.      Cultural Competence

    a.       Differentiate American and German cultural norms;

    b.       Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of German cultural behavior in order to function effectively within German culture.

Learning outcomes for all graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences

The University has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting study abroad.

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