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Learning Goals

The following are departmental learning objectives for our majors:

  • To acquire linguistic fluency in German and broad knowledge of German / Austrian / Swiss language, literature, and culture;
  • To increase critical awareness and sensitivity to other languages and cultures as well as to one's own;
  • To develop skills of analytical and integrative thinking, critical reading and writing;
  • To communicate clearly and concisely both in written and spoken form;
  • To understand how to do research in German literary and cultural studies.