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ARCHIVE - German (GER)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1998

German (GER) - (ARCHIVE)

GERMAN MINOR: Students must take a minimum of 18 credits beyond GER 003, including GER 201, 301, 302W, and 310, 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)

Bachelor of Arts

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 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 pages 53-54.)
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 or 331(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits in GER at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

Bachelor of Science

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 Education Abroad Programs in Germany.

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

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 (28 credits)
GER 200 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 201(4), 301(3), 302W(3) (Sem: 3-6)
GER 308(3), 310(3), 331(3), 401(3), 408(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.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (31 credits)
ACCTG 211(3), 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)
MSIS 200 or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-7)
GER 430 or 440(3) (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(3), 499(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: 3-8)
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 up to 6 credits of German and up to 12 credits in engineering may be earned.

[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.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 1998

Review Date: 1/20/98

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