Learning Outcomes for German Ph.D.
PLO 1. Core Knowledge
- Students will acquire an understanding of various topics, approaches, genres, theoretical issues in German literature and culture. They will gain adequate historical coverage.
- They will determine reading knowledge of two languages or extensive competence in one language other than German and English.
- Students will demonstrate a capacity to carry out a sustained research project.
PLO 2. Research Methods and Analysis
- Students will gain an understanding of research at the graduate level.
- Students will engage in extensive research at the graduate level in order to write a dissertation (leading to their first book).
- Receive intensive training in the teaching of German.
- Gain practical experience in the teaching of German.
- Develop teaching units for the learning of German.
- Gain practical experience in the planning and writing of syllabi both in German language teaching and upper-division classes in German literature and culture (MA exam).
- Select course books.
- Shape writing assignments.
- Guide students in language learning and research.
- Give lectures (in upper-division classes for which they TA).
- Comment on papers in a way that leads to student learning and revision.
- Hold office hours on course content and writing assignments.
- Grade papers and exams according to established criteria.
- Deal with plagiarism issues.
- Direct students to UCI resources set up to support them (academic counseling, etc.).
PLO 4. Professional Engagement and Communication
- Gain familiarity with current questions being addressed by scholars in a range of academic fields.
- Present their own work in progress in on-campus forums.
- Present papers at conferences.
- Organize reading groups and discussion sessions.
- Submit papers to professional journals.
PLO 5. Professionalism
Students should be able to:
- Assess their commitment to the profession as a teacher of German and a scholar of German literature and culture.
- Become part of the community of scholars.
- Perform well at scholarly meetings.
- Perform well in interviews (being able to communicate clearly their research and their teaching experience).
- Understand institutional issues on the level of the department and the School of Humanities.
- Participate in discussions of educational policy and appointment decisions
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