German Major - Bachelor of Arts
The German major is appropriate for:
- Those who have a special interest in the German language, literature, and culture.
- Those who intend to enter fields in which a background in foreign languages and literatures is desirable, such as international business and law, trade, journalism, science, library science, government service, and international service organizations.
- Those who plan to teach German in secondary schools. Since most secondary schools require their teachers to teach more than one subject, students planning to enter teaching at this level should plan their programs carefully. They should combine a major in one language and its literature with a minor or at least a meaningful sequence of courses in another subject. Dual majors are also possible. For certification requirements, see the section coordinator.
A major consists of 10 courses in German beyond German 402.
Core Courses (6 courses/24 credits)
|GERM 503||Intermediate German I||4|
|GERM 504||Intermediate German II||4|
|GERM 525||Introduction to German Culture and Civilization||4|
|GERM 601||Introduction to German Literature||4|
|GERM 631||Advanced Communications Skills I||4|
|GERM 632||Advanced Communications Skills II||4|
Elective Courses (4 courses/16 credits)
Four additional courses which must be at the 600 or 700 level.
Majors are required to spend a minimum of one semester in an approved German-speaking study abroad program, or equivalent, or at least 8 weeks in a summer study program. For students spending one semester abroad, 3 of the 4 upper-level courses are normally taken in Durham. For students spending an academic year abroad, 2 of the 4 upper-level courses are normally taken in Durham.
The Discovery Program capstone requirement may be fulfilled by completing any 700-level German course (including 797 and 798).
LLC 791 does not count for major credit: LLC 791 is recommended as an elective and required for teacher certification.
Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major. However, majors may use the required study abroad experience to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement.