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College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for German:

Students will be able to:

  • Discuss cogently in German issues ranging from current events in German-speaking countries to cultural and historical topics.

  • Present topics effectively in oral and written form and engage in conversation about them.

  • Analyze complex German-language works, especially literary, cultural and historical texts, showing insight and understanding.

  • Write essays in German, describing personal experiences, articulating opinions, and developing coherent arguments based on relevant research.


German majors must complete a minimum of 20 credits (four courses) in residency (200-level or above) and a minimum of 15 credits over two semesters in an approved study-abroad program.

In exceptional cases, certain double majors who can prove that they cannot otherwise satisfy all requirements of both majors may apply for an exception of one semester for the full-year study-abroad requirement. Any double majors granted this exception still must obtain a minimum oral rating of Advanced.

Majors must complete the following courses in residency:

A minimum of 15 credits must be completed during a one-year (two-semester) study-abroad experience.

Students must complete courses at the 300 (advanced) level or above that include one conversation and composition in German; one German phonetics; one German history, art or culture; one German literature; and one German elective. After completing the required course work, majors must take an oral interview on campus and receive a minimum rating of Advanced.

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