Learning Outcomes

European Studies Learning Outcomes


  • Possess intermediate proficiency in one European language. LMU offers French, German, Italian, and Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as well as Greek, Latin, and Modern Greek in the Department of Classics and Archaeology. EURO language courses are also available in the LMU Study Abroad Programs in Europe. Once per year in the spring, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a general proficiency test in German (ZD), which is internationally recognized and certifies the language skills of the student to prospective employers in the public and private sector. It is administered free of charge for graduating EURO studies students with a concentration on German within their major.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical, intellectual, political and religious contexts of Europe, past and present.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the art and literary works of Europeans, past and present.

Learning Outcomes

Students should demonstrate:

  • Linguistic proficiency in one European language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Latin, and/or Modern Greek);
  • Knowledge and understanding of
    • the history of Europe (History)
    • the history of ideas in Europe (Philosophy)
    • the politics of Europe (Political Science)
    • the religious contexts of Europe (Theological Studies)
  • Familiarity with cultural expressions of Europeans such as
    • European literatures (Classics, English, European Studies, Foreign Literature in Translation, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
    • European art history and creative arts (Art History, Film, Theatre Arts)
  • Reflections on/assessment of:
    • reasons why the major in European Studies was chosen
    • cultural competency (what they have learned)
    • content of the courses selected for the European Studies major
    • development and evolution in the European Studies major
    • extracurricular activities connected with the European Studies major (study abroad experiences, program-related activities, work experience/internships).
Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed through a Senior Capstone Project, (EURO 5000),  which consist of a portfolio during the second semester of the senior year. The portfolio is a collection of multiple samples, usually compiled over the course of studies, accompanied by a personal reflection essay, which would show that the student has met the objectives of the European Studies Program.

Attention Graduating Seniors

Please take a moment to download and complete the European Studies Senior Survey, so we can better tailor the program for future undergraduates. Your input is essential and much appreciated.