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GER 457. Senior Project (BA)

Credits: 2
Department: German
Description: Research-based thesis on selected topics in German literature, linguistics, or culture under the guidance of instructor. Capstone course in transition to graduate studies or to a career. Taken during last academic year of undergraduate studies.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify, describe and analyze (a) cultural, social or literary issue/s pertaining to the culture in German-speaking countries in a 10 to 15 page research paper that demonstrate at least Intermediate-High level of written proficiency according to the ACTFL scale.
2. Interpret and summarize information and develop perspectives through the use of authentic literature and materials from the German-speaking world.
3. Formulate a thesis pertaining to (a) cultural, social issue/s or topics in German-speaking countries and compare and contrast various perspectives of the issue or topic.
4. Evaluate and interpret information pertaining to (a) cultural, social issue/s in German-speaking countries.
5. Evaluate their own language with regard to grammar, stylistics and pragmatics, and accurately communicate the interrelationships of language and culture and understand that cultural knowledge and understanding are interdisciplinary.

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