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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

German

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (GERBS)

PROFESSOR RICHARD PAGE, 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 and Applied German options have 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.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

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 this 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: 23-25 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): 22 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
GER 301 IL(3), GER 302W(3), GER 310 IL(3), GER 344 IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)
GER 401Y IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
GER 201 IL(4) or GER 208Y IL(4) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 431 IL(3) or GER 432 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33-44 credits

APPLIED GERMAN OPTION: (33 credits)

This option is designed to provide German majors with a background in an area of study where knowledge of German is useful. In consultation with an advisor, majors in this option are required to either study abroad or do an internship that corresponds with their related area of study.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
GER 200 GH:IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GER 399 IL(3), GER 499 IL(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 18 credits in related areas such as Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management; Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociology; Economics; Science, Technology and Society, or in another professional area where competency in German is desirable. The courses are to be selected in consultation with an adviser. At least six credits of such courses must be at the 400 level. (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits in German at the 300 or 400 level. (Sem: 5-8)

Note: A work experience in a German-speaking country may be substituted for GER 399 or GER 499. The work experience may take the form of an internship (LA 495 or GER 495). If the number of work-experience credits for which a student registered is less than 6, the difference in the number of credits must be earned by taking additional courses in consultation with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

GERMAN BUSINESS OPTION: (44 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 (37 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), I B 303 IL(3), MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 333 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 100(3), GER 308Y IL(3), GER 408 IL(3), I B 403(3), MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
SCM 200 GQ(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: (33 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 (12 credits)
GER 308Y IL(3), GER 408 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)
GER 399 IL(3), GER 499 IL(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits of engineering courses in consultation with the engineering adviser (Sem: 3-10)

Note: The German Engineering Option is open only to Engineering majors. A work experience in a German-speaking country may be substituted for GER 399 or GER 499. The work experience may take the form of an internship (ENGR 195I) or part of a cooperative education sequence (ENGR 295I, ENGR 395I, or ENGR 495I). If the number of work-experience credits for which a student registered is less than 6, the difference in the number of credits must be earned by taking additional courses in consultation with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

[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 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-05-117

Review Date: 02/22/2011