Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Majors will apply knowledge of European government and politics to real world situations. 

Students will:
  • Objective A: Demonstrate knowledge of important political figures and events in contemporary European politics;
  • Objective B: Demonstrate an understanding of key issues in contemporary European politics;
  • Objective C: Demonstrate an understanding of how key governmental institutions in Europe function.

Student Learning Goal 2

Majors will communicate at the intermediate level in a Modern European foreign language (comparable to Canisius College course level 216).

Students will:
  • Objective A: Speak with fluency and grammatical correctness in the target language;
  • Objective B: Understand verbal communication in the target language;
  • Objective C: Read a in the target language;
  • Objective D: Write in the target language.

Student Learning Goal 3

Majors will apply knowledge of European History to real world situations.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Understand how contemporary European society has been shaped and influenced by Europe’s history;
  • Objective B: Understand the significance of key European historical figures and events when referred to in contemporary social discourse.

Student Learning Goal 4

Majors will apply knowledge of European language, literature, and culture to real world situations.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Recognize the key beliefs, values, norms and cultural artifacts that comprise societal culture in Europe, including its various sub-cultures;
  • Objective B: Appreciate the contributions made to Europe’s culture by some of its key cultural figures from literature and the fine arts;
  • Objective C: Understand the significance of key contributions to European literature and fine arts when references to these contributions are made in contemporary social discourse or everyday life.