German: Linguistics

German: Linguistics
BA
Hours37 - 56 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The Germanic and Slavic Languages Department requires a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division major credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
All students will purchase a portfolio packet when they enroll in their first class in the German section. This portfolio will travel with the students as they progress from course to course through the degree program. It will serve as a checklist to guide them through their course of study, will record their language proficiency, and will also be a repository for all papers and creative work produced by the student in the department. The completed portfolio will be reviewed in Germ 400R in conjunction with the senior proficiency exam.
A senior capstone paper is required for graduation.
Germ 200R and 300R are designed to help students who desire additional skill in epeaking, etc.
Students planning graduate studies in German should begin a second foreign language.
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Germ 101, 102; 201, 202. These courses will be waived for students having comparable German training or experience (including Germ 330). Consult department for information about placement examinations.
Requirement 1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
Requirement 4 Complete 3 Courses
Note: Germ 497R must be a topic related to advanced German linguistics.
Requirement 5 Complete 8.0 hours from the following Courses
Complete 8 additional hours of pro-seminars and/or courses numbered 215 or higher, 5 hours of which must be approved linguistics courses such as second language acquisition, dialectology, Middle High German, or Old Saxon.
Requirement 6 Complete 1 Option
Final German Proficiency examination:
Complete the following during the last two semesters before graduation (not offered spring or summer). Courses must be taken concurrently:
Note: A capstone paper will be required.
Program Outcomes

1. German Language Proficiency

At the end of each of these courses, students will demonstrate German language proficiency according to the 2012 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as follows:

101: Novice High; 102 Intermediate Low (Some higher)

201: Intermediate Low/ Intermediate Mid; 202: Intermediate Mid (Some higher)

301: Intermediate High; 302 Intermediate High/Advanced Low; 303: Advanced Low (Some higher)

330: Students will demonstrate ability to complete written assignments in German

1. German Language Proficiency

At the end of each of these courses, students will demonstrate German language proficiency according to the 2012 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as follows:

101: Novice High; 102 Intermediate Low (Some higher)

201: Intermediate Low/ Intermediate Mid; 202: Intermediate Mid (Some higher)

301: Intermediate High; 302 Intermediate High/Advanced Low; 303: Advanced Low (Some higher)

330: Students will demonstrate ability to complete written assignments in German

1. German Language Proficiency

At the end of each of these courses, students will demonstrate German language proficiency according to the 2012 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as follows:

101: Novice High; 102 Intermediate Low (Some higher)

201: Intermediate Low/ Intermediate Mid; 202: Intermediate Mid (Some higher)

301: Intermediate High; 302 Intermediate High/Advanced Low; 303: Advanced Low (Some higher)

330: Students will demonstrate ability to complete written assignments in German