Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 2006
University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (GER)
PROFESSOR ADRIAN J. WANNER, in charge
The German minor is designed for students who want to study the language, literature, and culture of German-speaking countries in order to broaden their horizons and meet an increasing demand for people with foreign language skills and international expertise. German is one of the most important languages in Western Europe, being the mother tongue of approximately 100 million Europeans, and in the countries of Eastern Europe it is the most important foreign language of business and commerce.
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures offers a wide array of courses in German language, literature and culture as well as in professional and business German, allowing students great independence in shaping their own academic program. Students are encouraged to take advantage of Penn State's study abroad opportunities, which include the possibility of a semester in Kiel or a full year in Marburg. For the German minor, students must take a minimum of 18 credits beyond GER 003, including GER 201, GER 301, GER 302W, GER 310, and at least two 400-level courses.
The German minor opens employment opportunities for its graduates in fields and professions where proficiency in one or more foreign languages is desirable or required, i.e., secondary and higher education, government, business, the media, and public relations.
All courses must be taught in German and the students must receive a grade of C or better.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 19 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES: (13 credits)
GER 201(4), GER 301(3), GER 302W(3) and GER 310(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of 400-level GER courses (Sem: 5-8)
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999
Blue Sheet Item #: 27-01-091
Review Date: 11/01