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German (GERBA) - Archive

ARCHIVED FILE (major and minor separated November 2001)
Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: program current

German (GERBA) - Archive

PROFESSOR ADRIAN WANNER, Head

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

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

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 15-18 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), GER 302W(3), GER 310(3) (Sem: 3-6)
GER 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 the cultures and civilization in the 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 (6 credits)
GER 200 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
GER 431(3) or GER 432(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select an additional 6 credits in German literature or culture at the 300 or 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits related to German Studies at the 400 level, in consultation with the 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 the German-speaking countries and is recommended for fields such as art, comparative literature, history, philosophy, and the performing arts.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
GER 431(3), GER 432(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select an additional 15 credits in German at the 300 or 400 level, including a minimum of 9 credits in German literature (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.

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 15 credits of student teaching, are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
GER 200 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 411(3), GER 430(3), GER 431(3), GER 432(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 additional credits in German at the 300 or 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

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

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-01-091

Review Date: 08/24/00 (General Education information updated)

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