Sep 16, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German - BA

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The major consists of 24 credits chosen from the following courses:

Additional Information

At least 12 credits must be earned by taking classes numbered between 32000 and 35900 or 44400.

At least three of these 12 credits must be from classes numbered between 34100 and 35900 or 44400.

Students should consult a department adviser to plan their course of studies in German. Students who begin German in college may count the following as major courses.

Preparation for Teaching in Grades 7-12

In cooperation with the School of Education, the program in German provides opportunities for students to prepare for a career in teaching German in grades 7-12. Students preparing to teach German must complete a 33-credit major option (Option 2) for teaching that includes the 24-credit sequence (Option 1) taken by non-teaching majors plus 9 additional credits: GERMN 39900  and 6 additional credits in advanced GRMN language and literature courses in the German Department between GERMN 30100  and GERMN 44400  or GERMN 24000 , GERMN 24100  or 300-level courses related to German studies offered in other departments (with prior approval by the chairperson of the German Department). Students interested in teaching German in New York schools will take the 23-credit pedagogical sequence for grades 7-12 Languages Other than English: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish (BA) Additional Coursework and Student Teaching  along with the major in German. This sequence may count toward the course requirements for New York State Certification but will not by itself be sufficient for certification. Students interested in a teaching career should consult with the School of Education. All students who want to pursue a teaching certificate in German must take an oral examination with the German Department. See the School of Education  section of this catalog for further information.

Minor in German

The German minor consists of 12 credits in language and/or literature taught in German at the 300-level or above (GERMN 30100   -  GERMN 35900 , GERMN 38100  - GERMN 44400 ).  Students who begin their study of German in college may count GERMN 20100  GERMN 20200  (or GERMN 20300 ) towards the minor and will need to take at least two courses at the 300-level.

Prerequisites: 6 credits: GERMN 10100  and GERMN 10200  , or equivalent


All courses offered are open to all qualified students as electives. For placement, consult a departmental adviser or the department chair.

Honors, Tutorials

Consult the department chair for these special programs. In order to graduate with departmental honors the student has to write an honors essay in the following. Please check under “Academic Honors” for exact details. Students who qualify can be elected to the German Honor Society Sigma Epsilon Phi. Please consult the department for exact requirements.

Study Abroad

The German Department sponsors a summer study abroad program in Kassel, Germany, for students at all levels.

Exchange Program with Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany

The German Department has a semester-long or year-long exchange program with the Pädagogische Hochschule The department will help students seek financial support.  Please consult the department for details.

International Examinations

The German Department is a testing site for the “Goethe Zertifikate” B1, B2 and C1.  These examinations are given world-wide by the Goethe Institute, the cultural arm of the German government.

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