Undergraduate Program (BA)

German

The world is an increasingly connected place, and many companies are looking for employees who speak more than one language. Get a passport to the world through reading, writing, speaking and experiencing the German language. Master it and you'll make a difference in the lives of students, medical patients and people around the world.

Sample Four-Year German Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
German 201 3
PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
ENGLISH 101: English Composition 3
Creative Perspective 3
First Year Seminar 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN 202 3
Mathematical Perspective 3
Historical Perspective 3
Scientific Perspective 3
THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations 3
CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN 300 3
Philosophical Perspective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN Elective 3
Theological Perspective 3
General Elective 3
Oral Communications Elective 3
ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imagination 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN Elective 3
GERMAN Elective 3
Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN Elective 3
GERMAN Elective 3
E/RS Elective 3
General Elective 3
Diversity Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN Elective 3
GERMAN Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
GERMAN Elective 3
Senior Project 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the German major at Xavier:

German Conversation (GERM 302) - A course designed for the development of speaking and listening skills through active participation by students. Discussions and activities are based on contemporary issues. This course is taught entirely in German.

German Composition (GERM 303) - The goal of this course is the development of both formal and informal writing skills within a cultural or literary framework. Types of writing include among others journal entries, letters, summaries and analyses of texts and audio materia. This course is taught entirely in German.

Advanced Business German (GERM 316) - This course offers an in-depth exposure to the spoken and written language of the German-speaking business world: formalities and conventions of business correspondence, ‘Lebenslauf,’ business in the media, conference terms and codes of behavior, abbreviation usage in the corporate world, documents relating to forms of enterprises and their financing, taxes, reports on the economics of German-speaking countries, and simulations of business situations. This course is taught entirely in German.

German History and Civilization (GERM 340) - This overview of the history and culture of the German speaking world offers an introduction into the socio-political, economic and philosophical issues from 800A.D. to the present. This content based advanced German course is intended to sharpen the oral and written communication skills of the students as well as deepen their knowledge of Central European history and thought. This course is taught entirely in German.

AUF WIEDERSEHEN! Travel to Germany for a semester or yearlong study abroad program. Travel to Austria or Germany during the summer for short-term study abroad programs.

AUF WIEDERSEHEN!

Travel to Germany for a semester or yearlong study abroad program. Travel to Austria or Germany during the summer for short-term study abroad programs.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Development mentoring program will connect you with a professional for networking and job support.

MORE THAN LINGUISTICS

Get a better understanding of the language by joining the German club, enjoying international film festivals and attending regular lunch conversation tables with native German speakers.

LASTING CONNECTIONS

At Xavier, you'll meet people from all over the world. Volunteer for the Interlink Mentor Program, an orientation program that welcomes international students to campus and to life in the U.S.

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30+

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