German Major

To major in German, 28 upper division semester hours of German must be completed. Required courses include nine hours from German courses numbered 300-351, nine hours of literature from German courses numbered 410-470, and nine additional hours of electives from German 300-498.

Additionally, majors complete a senior thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor. A senior research project is required for one credit hour in order to complete the German major.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in German. Students are encouraged to pursue a second major or a minor.

The block schedule incorporates the New Core Curriculum requirements and is just one example of how to structure courses for a German major. You should see your German advisor each semester to work out the schedule that best suits your needs and interests.

 

Freshman Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN 201
Intermediate German I
3 GERMAN 202
Intermediate German II
3
CORE 100
First Year Seminar
3 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES 3
CREATIVE PERSPECTIVES 3 SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES 3
THEOLOGY 111
Ignatian Imagination
3 PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
3
ENGLISH 101 or 115
English Composition or Rhetoric
3 MATHEMATICAL PERSPECTIVES 3
Total 15 Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN
300 level course
3 GERMAN
Major Elective
3
NATURAL SCIENCE
Elective
3 ORAL COMMUNICATION FLAG
Elective
3
THEOLOGY
Elective
3 PHILOSOPHY
Elective
3
HUMANITIES
Elective
3 GERMAN 205 or CLAS/ENGL/FRENCH/SPAN 205
Literature and the Moral Imagination
3
GENERAL
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Junior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN
Major Electives
6 GERMAN
Major Electives
6
QUANTITATIVE FLAG
Elective
3 DIVERSITY FLAG
Elective
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Elective
3 WRITING FLAG
Elective
3
GENERAL
Elective
3 E/RandS
Focus Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Senior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN
Major Electives
6 GERMAN
Major Elective
3
GENERAL
Electives
9 GENERAL
Electives
12
GERMAN
Senior Project
1
Total 15 Total 16

A minimum of 121 hours is required for the degree.