Dr. Eva Kuttenberg
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
4951 College Dr.
Erie, PA 16563
The 15 Credit German Studies Certificate offered at Penn State Behrend is designed for students who wish to specialize in interdisciplinary German Studies by acquiring advanced German language skills and taking courses in culture, film, history, literature, music, or politics of the German-speaking countries. In-depth knowledge of the German-speaking countries prepares students for a global workforce and careers in international business, engineering, finance, politics, or the sciences. Students must have a C or better in each certificate course.
Students who have not reached the third level of German Language proficiency may need to take German 001 and 002 first.
List of Courses* Included in the Certificate:
Required language courses: 7-8 credit hours
GER 3 Intermediate German
GER 201 Conversation and Composition
OR GER 301 Intermediate Speaking and Listening
Choose 9 credit hours from a program approved list:
GER 100 German Culture and Civilization
GER 190 Twentieth-Century German Literature in English Translation
GER 189 German Film
GER 200 Contemporary German Culture
HIST 121 History of the Holocaust
HIST 143 History of Fascism and Nazism
HIST 144 The World at War: 1939-1945
HIST 427 Germany since 1860
MUSIC 5 An Introduction to Western Music
PLSC 20 Comparative Politics of Western Europe
Effective Date: Fall Semester 2015