Back when I was in second year comp sci (mid/late 90s) we had a course which was roughly titled "Programming in C". The basics of C were covered in a single week; after that it was all about algorithms etc... One of the students asked the professor why we had gone over learning the language so quickly to which he gave an answer which has stuck with me to the current day:
"We are not here to teach you C. C is only a tool. We are here to teach you how to solve problems."
That's what your degree is about. Gaining the knowledge and background to solve problems.