Degree Programs

The Major

The Bachelor of Arts

The major in German requires a minimum of 36 credits:
  • GERM 201, 202 Second-Year German. (8 credits)

  • GERM 301, 302 Third-Year German. (8 credits)

  • Three courses in German studies numbered 400 or higher (excluding GRMN 490 and GRMN 495). One course must be an approved literature course taken during the study abroad semester in Germany or Austria and one must be either GRMN 401 or GRMN 402. (12 credits)

  • One course in Art History, Economics, Government, History, or Philosophy, chosen in consultation with the faculty of the German program. Coursework must reflect a German studies component. (4 credits)

  • One or two semesters at an approved program in Germany or Austria, with two courses per semester applied to the major.

  • Successful completion (equivalent of 2.0 or higher) of GRMN 395 Capstone Preparation (1), GRMN 490 Senior Capstone I (1), and GRMN 495 Senior Capstone
  • Comprehensive examination for majors in their senior year: A passing grade of "ausreichend" (satisfactory) on the Goethe Institute's B2 or C1 international German language exam.

The Minor

The minor in German requires a minimum of 28 credits:
  • GERM 201, 202 Second-Year German. (8 credits)

  • GERM 301, 302 Third-Year German. (8 credits)

  • Three courses in German studies numbered 400 or higher and/or courses from approved off-campus study centers. (12 credits)

  • Thee courses numbered GRMN 400 or higher (excluding GRMN 490) on campus and/or higher in residence or courses from approved off-campus study.
    One or two semesters at an approved program in Germany or Austria.

  • Successful completion (equivalent of 2.0 or higher) of GRMN 390 (0).
  • Comprehensive examination for minors in their senior year: A passing grade of "ausreichend" (satisfactory) on the Goethe Institute's B1 international German language exam.

Single-Subject Teaching Credential

The German Department is currently in the process of applying for approval by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing of its teacher preparation program. Until approval is granted, students must pass the PRAXIS and SSAT exams. Once the program is approved, the PRAXIS and SSAT exams will not be required for those who successfully complete the approved program. Students who wish to be certified to teach German should meet with an advisor in the German Department for guidance and information. Most students complete the teacher preparation program, including student teaching, during a fifth year after graduation.

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