Program Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Arts
The study of a foreign language is the study of how to communicate (share information) with a speaker of the target language. It is also the awareness of societal, geographical, and cross-cultural differences so that students appreciate important periods in that country’s history and culture. Successful University of Redlands graduates in German can present, receive and exchange written and oral information with sufficient accuracy, clarity, and precision so that with sympathetic native speakers of German, the intended message is generally conveyed without misrepresentation or confusion. They are also aware of society and culture so that they can function as successful visitors or residents of German-speaking countries.
I. Learning Goal: Students can present information.
- Introduce new information
- Explain circumstances
- Categorize objects or concepts
- Summarize events
II. Learning Goal: Students can receive information.
- Understand what others say
- summarize what others say
- relate what others say
- explain what others say
III. Learning Goal: Students can exchange information.
- negotiate meaning
- give examples
- ask for / propose solutions
- correct misunderstandings
IV. Learning Goal: Students can function in contemporary German society.
- initiate and sustain contact with locals
- survive and thrive in contemporary Germany
- identify major cities and regions
V. Learning Goal: Students understand important aspects of German history and culture.
- appreciate major literary figures and periods
- be aware of major political, cultural, and educational institutions
- identify major historical leaders and movements
Learning outcomes for all graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences