Feb 28, 2024
(Major Code: 11031) (SIMS Code: 113101)
All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements.” No more than 48 units in German courses can apply to the degree.
Students majoring in German must complete a minor in another field to be approved by the departmental adviser in German.
Preparation for the Major
The language requirement is automatically fulfilled through coursework for preparation for the major.
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements” section for a complete listing of requirements.
International Experience Requirement
All German majors are required to complete an approved study abroad program in a German-speaking country consisting of a minimum of six units (90 hours). However, German majors are strongly encouraged to complete a more extensive abroad experience by participating in a semester or an academic year program. To fulfill the International Experience Requirement, German majors must enroll in a study abroad program approved by the department. Unapproved study abroad programs will not meet the international experience requirement for the major.
No more than one German course taught in English can apply to the major.
A minimum of 27 upper division units to include
Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements” for additional ways to satisfy competency.
Students electing the study of German to fulfill the language requirement for the bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts and sciences must successfully complete GERMN 202 or GERMN 205A or GERMN 205B or the equivalent level of achievement. The usual sequence of coursework is
High School Equivalents
High school courses in language(s) other than English may be used for purposes of placement in college courses and may be counted toward meeting the language requirement in various majors. These high school courses will not count as college credit toward graduation.
Secondary school language courses can be used as follows:
- The first two years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first semester of a college level course.
- The first three years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first two college semesters.
- Four years of high school level language count as the equivalent of three college semesters or five college quarters, thus fulfilling the language requirement.