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German (GERBA) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Fall Semester 1998

 

German (GERBA) - Archive

PROFESSOR GERHARD STRASSER, in charge

GERMAN MINOR: Students must take a minimum of 18 credits beyond GER 003(3), including GER 201(4), 301(3), 302W(3), and 310(3), and at least two 400-level courses. All courses must be taught in German and the student must receive a grade of C or better.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

For the B.A. degree in German, a minimum of 125 credits is required.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 37-40 credits[1]

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 16 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
GER 201(4) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 301(3), 302W(3), 310(3), 401(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21-24 credits

GERMAN STUDIES OPTION: 24 credits
The German Studies option is designed to acquaint the student with the development of cultures and civilization in German-speaking countries. The option's interdisciplinary approach provides a general background and specific language skills that can serve as a basis for careers in business, civil service, journalism, law, and graduate work in many areas.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
GER 200 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 340(3), 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
GER 330(3) or 331(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in German at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits related to German Studies at the 400 level, in consultation with adviser, from history, philosophy, political science, or art history (Sem: 5-8)

GERMAN LITERATURE OPTION: 21 credits
The German Literature option will serve students interested in the literatures of German-speaking countries and is recommended for fields such as art, comparative literature, history, philosophy, and the performing arts.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
GER 330(3), 331(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 3 credits from GER 320(3), 321(3), or 322(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from GER 430(3), 440(3),452(3), 460(3), 461(3), 462(3), 470(3), 471(3), 472(3), 480(3), 481(3), 482(3) (Sem: 5-8)

TEACHING OPTION: 21 credits
The Teaching option is designed to prepare students for the teaching of German in secondary schools. The number of elective credits enables students to study an additional foreign language, thus enhancing their teaching opportunities. (See also Teacher Education Programs.) Students planning to teach in public schools should schedule the appropriate courses leading to certification in consultation with an adviser in the College of Education. For the Pennsylvania teaching certificate, 41 additional credits, which includes the 15 credits of student teaching, are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
GER 200 GH;DF(3), 340(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 411(3), 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
GER 330(3) or 331(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits in GER at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-07-052

Review Date: 9/28/98

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