|Languages and Cultures|
German is central to a liberal arts curriculum and offers significant benefits for numerous careers.
German is the official national language in three countries with widely diverse cultural, political, and economic traditions: The Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. More Europeans (approximately 100 million) are native speakers of German than of any other language. Germany has the largest economy is America's top trading partner in Europe.
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The German Program
Languages and Cultures: German Track
A minimum of 33 credit hours is required for the BA and for the BSEd in German, beginning with German III (GERMAN 203). Students need German II (GERMAN 102) or the equivalent before entering the major sequence. Students must receive aminimum grade of C in every course required for the major. Students for the BA and for the BSEd in German must complete LANGCULT 200 and LANGCULT 400.
*Students must complete a combined minimum of 15 credits for GERMAN 390 and 490. For example, 6 credits of GERMAN 390 plus 9 credits for GERMAN 490.
Immersion requirement. No course is required for the required immersion experience. Students will usually fulfill the immersion requirement through study abroad. However, the immersion experience is broadly defined and may include many opportunities both domestic and abroad.
All students pursuing a BSEd in German must complete the following course:
Requirements for the Minor in German
German III (GERMAN 203), German IV (GERMAN 204), Structure of the German Language (GERMAN 206), and 9 credits in German above the level of German III, for a total of 18 credit hours.
It is the sole resonsibility of the student to make sure that credits required for graduation are counted properly and to exclude Developmental Studies courses from the count. Faculty provide only advice.