German and Russian

German Studies

German Studies
Hours29 - 45 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This is a secondary major, so students must complete the requirements for a primary major in another field.
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Germ 101, 102, 201, 202. Some or all may be waived based on placement exam. See for more information or contact the department.
requirement 1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 3 hours of the following or equivalent residency (mission, Study Abroad, internship, German language residence):
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
requirement 5 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following courses (not offered spring or summer) during one of last two semesters in the German Studies program. The courses must be taken concurrently. Germ 400R prepares students for proficiency exams. Germ 401 posts the capstone paper grade to the transcript.
Program Outcomes: 

Language Proficiency

Students will speak, listen, read, and write German at the ACTFL Advanced Low level or higher.

Cultural Literacy and Linguistics

Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge, comprehension, and appreciation of the culture, literature, linguistics, and history of German-speaking countries.

Critical Engagement

Students will communicate effectively in speech and writing about topics related to the culture, literature, and linguistics of German-speaking countries. Their presentations and writing will demonstrate careful analysis, critical thinking, coherent argumentation, and the ability to connect their ideas to those of relevant scholars and thinkers.