Department Learning Outcomes

German Studies Major

By the time a student graduates from Gettysburg College with a German Studies major they will be able to demonstrate

  1. knowledge of the interdisciplinary conceptual framework of German Studies.
  2. in-depth knowledge of the cultural history of Germany and/or German-speaking Europe.
  3. the ability to critically synthesize knowledge and methods acquired over the course of the major in a senior thesis and public presentation.
  4. at minimum the language proficiency level defined by the ACTFL as Advanced-Mid.


German Studies Minor

By the time a student graduates from Gettysburg College with a German Studies minor they will be able to demonstrate

  1. familiarity with contemporary issues in Germany.
  2. some knowledge of modern German culture, including film and literature.
  3. at minimum the language proficiency level defined by the ACTFL as Advanced-Low.