Degree Programs

The Major

The Bachelor of Arts

The major in German requires a minimum of 34 credits:
  • GERM 201, 202 Second-Year German. (8 credits)

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

  • Three courses numbered GRMN 400 or higher (excluding GRMN 490 and GRMN 495) on campus and/or courses from approved off-campus study centers. One of these courses 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).

  • One or two semesters at an approved program in Germany or Austria, with two courses per semester applied toward the major.
  • 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 component. May be done during study abroad (4 credits).
  • Successful completion (equivalent of 2.0 or higher) of GRMN 395 Capstone Preparation (1), GRMN 490 Senior Capstone I (1), GRMN 495 Senior Capstone II (1).
  • A passing grade of “ausreichend” (satisfactory) on the Goethe Institute’s B2 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 numbered GRMN 400 or higher (excluding GRMN 490) on campus and/ or courses from approved off-campus study centers. One of these courses must be either an approved literature course taken during the study abroad semester in Germany or Austria or GRMN 401 or GRMN 402 (12).
  • One or two semesters at an approved study abroad program in Germany or Austria with two courses per semester applied toward the minor.
  • Successful completion (equivalent of 2.0 or higher) of GRMN 390 (0).
  • 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 Secondary School Admission Test (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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