Associate Professor Eren; Visiting Assistant Professor Moser. (Department of Modern Languages)
The courses in German are open to all qualified students in the college. The GERM 111-112 courses are designed for students who have little or no knowledge in the language. Students who enter the college with two or more entrance credits in German will be placed according to their College Board achievement test scores in the language and the results of a placement examination administered by the department.
The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with German as the major field of study include completion of 31 semester hours (including the capstone courses) and 10 courses of at least 3 semester-hour credit numbered 221 and above, planned in consultation with an advisor in the department Further, candidates must show before graduation reasonable proficiency in the German language, a good knowledge of German literature, and familiarity with the history and culture of modern Germany. In addition, students submit one major paper or several smaller ones within courses to demonstrate the capacity to collect and organize material and to think critically. All majors are asked to take any tests related to departmental assessment activities. Also, German majors are required to have a study abroad experience in a country where German is the native language.
Majors and/or persons seeking teacher certification in German should successfully complete a minimum of six semester hours of study in an institution of higher learning in a German-speaking country. We strongly encourage majors to spend one year in the study abroad program in Germany at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. (Interested students should contact the department chair for further details and other arrangement possibilities).
A minor program in German consists of at least 18 semester hours above GERM 212, which may include up to 6 hours in FLET courses offered by the German program. Minors are strongly urged to participate in a summer school program or a fall semester program offered at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Students preparing for teacher certification in Virginia should include courses in methodology and German culture.