College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in German will be able to:

Speak, read, write, and understand German at an "Advanced-Low" level as defined by the proficiency criteria of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ("ACTFL guidelines"). (University Educational Goal: 3, 7, 9)

Demonstrate familiarity with cultural artifacts produced in German-speaking countries from the 19th  to the 21st  century.  (University Educational Goals: 3, 4, 5, 9)

Demonstrate the ability to adapt to a living/learning/work situation in a German-speaking country. (University Educational Goals: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9)

Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication through the production of analytical texts and presentations supported by structured arguments that demonstrate knowledge of the historical context and use appropriate forms of textual, cultural and visual analysis and evidence. Such texts and oral presentations will respect disciplinary norms for evidence and citation. (University Educational Goals: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Demonstrate the ability to synthesize learning from within and outside German Studies in order to develop a global view of the discipline and how the knowledge and skills it promotes can be applied beyond Bucknell. (University Educational Goals: 2, 3, 6, 9)

Minors in German Studies who begin in German 101 will be able to:

Speak, read, write, and understand German at an intermediate-mid level according to ACTFL guidelines. (University Educational Goals: 3, 7, 9)

Minors in German Studies who begin in German 103 will be able to :

Speak, read, write, and understand German at an intermediate-high level according to ACTFL guidelines. (University Educational Goals: 3, 7, 9)


Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.

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