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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 21, 2021
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

German Language and Cultural Studies, BA


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Prerequisites


Students must complete the following introductory language courses.

Requirements


The German Language and Cultural Studies major requires completion of 33 to 35 credits distributed as follows. If necessary to fulfill credit requirements, higher-level language courses can be substituted for  GER 0201  through GER 0204 ..

Required writing-intensive course


Students must complete one of the following writing-intensive courses.

1000-level course


Students must complete one course at the 1000-level.

Literary analysis course


1100-level courses


Students must complete two courses at the 1100-level.

1200- to 1400-level course


Students must complete one seminar in German at the 1200- to 1400-level.

Additional coursework


Students must complete two additional courses in any of the following groups.

  • Any seminar in German at the 1200- to 1400-level.
  • A 1500-level course in the Department of German, with some work in German to be arranged with the instructor
  • German studies courses in other deparments that include a 1-credit trailer in German.

Capstone course


Students should take the capstone seminar in the fall term of their senior year.

Additional requirements


Grade requirements: A 2.00 GPA is required in is required in each course that counts toward the major.

Satisfactory/No Credit option: No course that counts toward the major can be taken on an S/NC basis unless the student receives special permission from the major advisor.

Writing requirement: GER 1001 - GERMAN WRITING  and GER 1003 GER 1003 - PROFESSIONAL GERMAN  fulfill the requirement for a writing course in the major.

Honors requirements: To earn departmental honors in German, students must demonstrate superior performance in departmental courses by:

  • earning an average GPA of at least 3.5 in their major courses;
  • demonstrating a high level of proficienty in speaking and writing German; and
  • completing a three-credit senior honors project (in addition to the credits required for the major), which has been accepted by the departmental faculty. Senior honrs projects may include:
    • a semester-long, independent research project, as an extension of the senior thesis written during the capstone seminar;
    • taking an exam on a comprehensive reading list derived by the student in consultation with the faculty; or
    • enrolling in a graduate seminar and completing a graduate paper.

Students are encouraged to study and reside in a German-speaking country as a component of the German major. Numerous possibilities exist for such study, and financial aid is often available.

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