Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Fall Semester 1998
PROFESSOR GERHARD 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 Education 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
(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 308W(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(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)
GER 430(3) 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 DF(3), 499 DF(3) (Sem: 7-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits of engineering courses, including ENGR 295(1-3) and 395(1-3), 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.
 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.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996
Blue Sheet Item #: 24-07-052
Review Date: 9/28/98