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Bulletins

German Major, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees
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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

The sequence 101-102-201-202 provides the basis for advanced study in all language majors and minors. Without previous language experience, prospective majors and minors begin with 101. Students who have previously studied a language must take the Language Placement Test, available here: https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/class/WLC/StudentResources/PlacementTests. They should enroll in the course indicated by their placement score, and may be eligible for Retroactive Credit (see below). AP, CLEP, International Baccalaureate, and the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy are also accepted; see level equivalencies in Options for Earning Credit in this Bulletin. For questions about placement, please contact the department.

Retroactive Credit

Students who take the placement exam and complete their first language course at the 102 level or higher with a grade of B (3.0) or better are eligible for up to 8 hours of retroactive credit. To qualify, this must be the student’s first college-level course in this language. Earned credits count toward the University Program Subgroup IV-B. Retroactive credits do not count toward the University Program, but they do count toward the degree and toward some language majors and minors as indicated below for each program.

Notes:

  • All German majors are required to take 9 hours of language at the 300 level or above on campus.
  • One course at the 300 level or 400 level taken on a CR/NC basis may be counted toward a major or minor.
 

Program Requirements

Core Courses (6 hours)

GER 311Advanced German I

3(3-0)

GER 312Advanced German II

3(3-0)

Required Courses I (15 hours)

Select courses in German culture and/or literature from:

GER 325Modern German Literature in Translation

3(3-0)

GER 335The Culture of the German Economy

3(3-0)

GER 336The Culture of German Business

3(3-0)

GER 341German Cultural History I

3(3-0)

GER 342German Cultural History II

3(3-0)

GER 343Survey of German Literature I

3(3-0)

GER 344Survey of German Literature II

3(3-0)

GER 345Survey of German Literature III

3(3-0)

GER 347German Cultural History III

3(3-0)

GER 350Highlights of German Film

3(3-0)

GER 370Advanced Studies in German

1-12(Spec)

GER 403German Literature to 1776

3(3-0)

GER 405German Classicism

3(3-0)

GER 407German Literature of the Nineteenth Century

3(3-0)

GER 409German Literature of the Twentieth Century

3(3-0)

GER 470Advanced Studies in German

1-12(Spec)

Note: GER 370 and GER 470 can be taken more than once with permission the advisor.

Required Courses II (3-6 hours)

Select one of the following for a minimum of 3 hours:

GER 310German Language Study Abroad

1-12(Spec)

GER 410Study Abroad

1-24(Spec)

Note: Students unable to study abroad must take an additional 6 hours of coursework on campus at the 300 level or above to be approved by an advisor.

Electives (6 hours)

Choose electives at the 300 level or above.

Total: 30-33 semester hours