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(Archive) GERMAN (GERBS)

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

German (GERBS) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR GERHARD F. STRASSER, in charge

The B.S. degree in German is designed to allow students to combine fluency in the German language and culture with other academic disciplines. The German-Business option develops basic German business-communication skills as well as fundamental knowledge of German economics. The German-Engineering option has a required overseas study and internship component.

Courses in German literature and culture are essential to all German B.S. options, and students in the German-Business option are encouraged to participate in the University's study abroad programs in Germany.

For the B.S. degree in German, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(0-13 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 23-26 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 55-65 credits[1]
(This includes 0-13 credits of General Education courses: 0-6 credits of GS courses, 0-3 credits of GWS courses, 0-4 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 28 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)
GER 200 GH DF(3), 201(4) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 301(3), 302W(3), 310(3) (Sem: 3-6)
GER 308W(3), 401(3), 408(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
GER 431(3) or 432(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 27 or 38 credits

GERMAN BUSINESS OPTION: 38 credits
This option is designed to introduce German majors to the principles of business administration. The curriculum combines an exposure to managerial processes with foreign language competency in German.

RESCRIBED COURSES (31 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), I B 303(3), MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 333 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 100(3), I B 322(3), MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-8)
Select an additional 3 credits of German courses at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

GERMAN ENGINEERING OPTION: 27 credits
(Open only to students enrolled in an engineering major.)
This option is designed to combine the study of German and Engineering in order to internationalize and enhance the study and practice of the engineering profession.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
GER 399 DF(3), 499 DF(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits of engineering courses, including ENGR 295 and 395, in consultation with the engineering adviser (Sem: 3-10)

Note: All German-Engineering majors are required to participate in a one-semester engineering internship in Germany, arranged by the College of Engineering, during which 6 credits of German and up to 12 credits in engineering may be earned.

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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.


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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: Spring Semester 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-01-092

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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