German Major

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. German language proficiency by the ACTFL standards at the Advanced level for reading, listening, writing, and, at the Intermediate High level in speaking.
  2. cognitive skills in the analysis of visual, oral, and written texts across cultural and literary mediums in a vertical range (non-hierarchical) from personal communication, public information, to artistic representations. This outcome is achieved through the target language with emphasis on the analysis of language, culture, and history.
  3. cognitive skills in the synthesis of the same vertical range of texts through the target language with emphasis on the production of unique forms of communication, a proposed set of relations, and the connection of abstract relations.
  4. affective skills in receiving, responding, and valuing visual oral and written texts across the same range from personal communication, public information to artistic representation. This outcome is achieved through the target language with emphasis on the awareness of difference, willingness to respond, and acceptance of preference.

April 2008