In courses for the major, students gain an understanding of German culture, literature, and civilization as they develop analytical and communication skills in the spoken and written language. Students need not be German majors to take level II and III courses or to study abroad. After completing German 112 or the equivalent, they may spend a semester or a year studying in Germany. Courses taken in German may satisfy general education requirements as well as requirements for the German and/or other majors, with approval from the department chair.
Courses taken abroad in English may count toward the major in other departments with prior approval.
Requirements for the majors
A student must complete nine courses, including at least one 300-level course. One with a focus on the culture of a German-speaking country may be taken in English. This course must be chosen in consultation with the chair and can be at any level. Three courses may be counted from study in Germany.
German Major with a K–12 Teaching License
A student must complete the German major, including a semester/year of study in Germany or the equivalent experience, plus Education 353 and other courses required for certification.