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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts in German


For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section in this catalog.

Associate Professors: Anderson, R. Smith; Affiliate Professors: Neitzert, Place.

Requirements for a Major in German


Students majoring in German are required to complete at least 33 hours beyond the 200-level, including:

Students select one of three emphases: culture, linguistics, or literature.

Culture Emphasis


For the culture emphasis, students must complete two of the following:

Linguistics Emphasis


For the linguistics emphasis, students must complete two of the following:

Literature Emphasis


For the literature emphasis, students must complete two of the following:

Electives


In addition to the above, majors must complete three elective courses at the 300 or 400-level, which may include additional courses in culture, linguistics and literature, or some of the following:

Additional Requirements


  • The 400-level course is to be taken in the fall preceding the Capstone. 
  • GER 495 must be taken in the last year preceding graduation, and not before.

Requirements for Secondary Education Major in German


Students majoring in German are required to complete at least 36 hours in German beyond the 200-level, including:

Electives


In addition to the above, all students must complete two elective courses at the 300 or 400-level, which may include additional courses in culture, linguistics and literature, or some of the following:

Additional Requirements


  • The 400-level course is to be taken in the fall preceding the Capstone.
  • GER 495 must be taken in the last year preceding graduation, and not before.

All secondary education majors (and minors) should complete an approved study abroad program of a minimum of one semester in length. ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study, is also strongly recommended.

Requirements for Certification in Secondary Education


Students seeking teaching certification with a major or minor in German must attain a level of at least Advanced-Low in an official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) before applying to the College of Education. We will provide information sessions on preparing for the Oral Proficiency Interview each year.