BA in German
Degree Program Description
The German degree is the exploration of the language, literature and culture of German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). Many of the greatest thinkers and artists of the modern era—e.g. Einstein, Freud, and Beethoven—came from these regions, and almost every discipline in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences has a strong German tradition. In addition, Germany plays a crucial role in the European Union, on the world political stage, and in economic dealings with the United States and around the world. The BA in German offers you the possibility of participating in this vibrant cultural tradition first hand. MU German majors have successfully pursued careers in business, engineering, finance, law, journalism, government service, teaching, medicine, and the sciences, as well as in art, literature, philosophy, music, and film.
Major Program Requirements
The major in German consists of 27 credits in German beyond GERMAN 2100. The German faculty strongly encourages all majors to spend at least one semester studying abroad at a German university. Equivalents to all the required courses for the major are available through study abroad. In addition, students must meet all degree, college and university graduation requirements including university general education.
|Major core requirements (beyond the A&S language requirement)|
|The following courses or their equivalents must be included:|
|GERMAN 2260||Intermediate German II: Language and Culture||3|
|GERMAN 3160||German Conversation and Composition||3|
|or GERMAN 3190||Contemporary German Culture|
|GERMAN 3230||Introduction to German Literature||3|
|GERMAN 4160||Advanced Language Proficiency||3|
|GERMAN 4980||German Capstone Seminar||3|
|One GERMAN 4200-level literature course||3|
|GERMAN 2310||German Civilization I: Barbarians, Valkyries, Knights, Poets *||3|
|or GERMAN 2320||German Civilization: 1850 to Present|
|Elective courses and equivalents to replace the required courses above should be selected in consultation with the advisor.|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|GERMAN 2260||3||GERMAN 3160||3|
|HIST 1100||3||Course for Second Major||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||MATH 1050, 1100, or STAT 1200||3|
|Course for Second Major||3||Foundation Requirements (Sciences with Lab)||5|
|Foundation Requirements (Humanities)||3||Foundation Requirements (Social Sciences)||3|
|GERMAN 3230||3||GERMAN 3190||3|
|Course for Second Major||3||GERMAN 2320||3|
|Course for Second Major||3||Course for Second Major||3|
|Foundation Requirements (Sciences-Math Reasoning Proficiency)||3||Course for Second Major (WI)||3|
|Foundation Requirements (Behavioral Sciences)||3||Foundation Requirements (Science)||3|
|GERMAN 3005||3||GERMAN 4230||3|
|GERMAN 4160||3||Course for Second Major||3|
|Elective in German||3||Foundation Requirements (Behavioral Sciences)||3|
|Elective in German||3||Elective Course||3|
|Foundation Requirements (Social Sciences)||3||Elective Course||3|
|GERMAN 4240||3||GERMAN 4980||3|
|Course for Second Major||3||Capstone Course for Second Major||3|
|Course for Second Major||3||Foundation Requirements (Humanities)||3|
|Foundation Requirements (Social Sciences)||3||Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 122|
NOTE: Third Year - Study Abroad at German University
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