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.


Follow this link for information about study abroad on exchange programs in Germany:
Study Abroad at Bloomsburg University

The German Program

Languages and Cultures: German Track

Requirements (also listed below)
Sequence

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.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
LANGCULT 200 Comparative Cultural Studies* 3 no prerequisite Spring / Fall 20_____
LANGCULT 400 Comparative Language Studies: History and Linguistics* 3 LANGCULT 200 and at least one intermediate language course or permission of the instructor Spring / Fall 20_____
GERMAN 203 German III* 3 German II GERMAN 102 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
GERMAN 204 German IV* 3 German III GERMAN 203 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
GERMAN 206 Conversation and Composition I 3 German IV GERMAN 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
GERMAN 207 Conversation and Composition II 3 German IV GERMAN 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
GERMAN 390 German Study Abroad I 1-9 German Conversation and Composition I GERMAN 206 and German Conversation and Composition II GERMAN 207 and permission of the academic adviser or chair. Spring / Fall 20_____
GERMAN 490 Geman Study Abroad II 1-9 German Conversation and Composition I GERMAN 206 and German Conversation and Composition II GERMAN 207 and permission of the academic adviser or chair. Spring / Fall 20_____

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.
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
LANGCULT Immersion Experience in Languages and Cultures 0-3 varies Spring / Fall 20_____

All students pursuing a BSEd in German must complete the following course:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
LANGCULT 350 Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies 3 none Spring / Fall 20_____

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.


German Catalog of Courses