German Majors

2015 - 2016 Catalog

German major leading to BA degree

A major in German leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 34 credits as follows:

1. GERM 262 (or equivalent)

2. GERM 311, 312

3. GERM 347 or 349

4. One course each from three of the following four areas (9 credits total):

a. Medieval: GERM 318
b. 19th century: GERM 313, 315
c. 20th and 21st centuries: GERM 314, 316
d. Performing German: GERM 332

5. At least three credits from GERM 303, 304, or a substitute approved by the department head

6. The remaining credits must be taken from a list of approved courses, available from the department, with no more than six credits in any one discipline. These courses may be taken in English or German and in departmental literature and culture offerings.

7. Students must pass an oral and written proficiency examination conducted by the department before or during their last long term prior to graduation. An optional one-credit course, GERM 401, Composition Practice, is offered each winter term to help students prepare for the written examination.

  1. Required course
  2. Required courses
  3. Take one course from:
  4. One course each from three of the following four areas (9 credits total):
  5. Take three credits
  6. At least three credits from GERM 303, 304, or a substitute approved by the department head

  7. Remaining credits
  8. The remaining credits must be taken from a list of approved courses, available from the department, with no more than six credits in any one discipline. These courses may be taken in English or German and in departmental literature and culture offerings.

  9. Proficiency exam
  10. Students must pass an oral and written proficiency examination conducted by the department before or during their last long term prior to graduation. An optional one-credit course, GERM 401:Composition Practice, is offered each winter term to help students prepare for the written examination.