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German Major/Minor

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Students interested in German have two options:


German Language & Literature

Students majoring in German Language and Literature must successfully complete 204 Intermediate German II and any previous language courses with a grade point average of at least 2.000 or demonstrate an equivalent command of the language. Majors complete 9 courses beyond 204 Intermediate German II, including:

301 or 302 German Conversation & Composition;
303 or 304 Advanced German Conversation & Composition (native speakers may be exempted);
400 Introduction to German Literature;
253 or 254 German Literature in Translation II;
316 or 317 German Cinema;
220 or 221 German Civilization;
one of the German genre courses (412 German Prose, 413 German Drama, or 414 German Lyric Poetry);
Plus two additional courses from the program offerings.

All majors in German Language and Literature must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.000 in all courses attempted in the major. Normally, 221 German Civilization will fulfill the College’s writing intensive course requirement in the major. The major track in German Language and Literature should be selected by students seeking teacher certification in German. This option requires a grade point average of at least 3.000 in all courses attempted in the major.


German Studies

Major Requirements

Students majoring in German Studies must successfully complete 204 Intermediate German II and any previous language courses with a grade point average of at least 2.000 or demonstrate an equivalent command of the language. All majors must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.000 in all courses attempted in the major. Normally, 221 German Civilization will fulfill the College’s writing intensive requirement in the major.

Majors take nine courses beyond 204 Intermediate German II, including:
220 or 221 German Civilization
251 or 252 German Literature in Translation I OR
400 Introduction to German Literature
253 or 254 German Literature in Translation II
301 or 302 German Conversation & Composition OR
303 or 304 Advanced German Conversation & Composition
316 or 317 German Cinema

Four additional courses selected from:
310 or 311 Business German
400 Introduction to German Literature
412 German Prose
413 German Drama
414 German Lyric Poetry
HST 217 or 218 Revolution & the Birth of Modern Europe
MUS 227 Opera
PSC 230 or 231 Government & Politics of Europe

Minor Requirements

German Studies Minor Requirements

Students minoring in German Studies must successfully complete at least two language courses beyond GRM 102 Elementary German II and any previous language courses with a grade point average of at least 2.000 or demonstrate an equivalent command of the language. All minors must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.000 in all courses completed in the minor. 

Minors take six courses consisting of:
two language courses beyond GRM 102,
one course in German literature,
one course in German cinema or civilization, and
two electives from the German Studies program offerings.

 

 

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