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German (GERBS) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 2006

German - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (GERBS)

PROFESSOR ADRIAN WANNER, Head

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 123 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-13 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 23-26 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 55-66 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;IL(3), GER 201(4) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 301(3), GER 302W(3), GER 310(3) (Sem: 3-6)
GER 308W(3), GER 401W(3), GER 408(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
GER 431(3) or GER 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.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (31 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 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 403(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 IL(3), GER 499 IL(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits of engineering courses, including ENGR 295 and ENGR 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.

[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 #: 27-01-092

Review Date: 10/12/04

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