Minor: German Studies
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- To attain advanced reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in the language studied.
- To obtain a broad base of knowledge and perspectives on the Classical world, or on French-, German- or Spanish-speaking civilizations, and of their respective cultures—literature, the arts, socio-historical, political and economic structures, etc.—within a variety of interpretive frameworks.
- To understand and articulate cultural practices and process as dynamic elements in the construction of identity, and to appreciate and encourage cultural diversity in human endeavor.
- To understand aspects of language and culture in the world as part of all human communication, and within interdisciplinary contexts.
- To develop skills in critical thinking and analysis, including, but not limited to, textual analysis.
Learning outcomes are aligned with national and state standards on language and cultural understanding, and on national standards for language skill as reflected in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language proficiency guidelines:
The German Studies minor consists of 18 hours selected from the list of approved courses, of which a minimum of 6 credits must be in German Language and a minimum of 9 credits must be upper-division coursework. Up to 6 credits may come from classes listed in the Associated Course List, but these courses apply only if the student’s project focuses on a German topic. A capstone project is also required. A maximum of six hours may apply to both a German minor and a German Studies minor.
Approved Course Offerings
|Foreign Languages and Literatures|
|GERMAN 110||Elementary German I||3|
|GERMAN 120||Elementary German II||3|
|GERMAN 211||Second-Year German I||3|
|GERMAN 221||Second-Year German II||3|
|GERMAN 315||Intermediate Conversation and Composition I||3|
|GERMAN 325||Intermediate Conversation and Composition II||3|
|GERMAN 415||Advanced Conversation and Composition I||3|
|HISTORY 436WI||Comparative Histories of Modern Germany||3|
|Associated Course Offerings|
|ART-HIST 303||World Currents of Contemporary Art||3|
|HISTORY 430RA||World War One through its Artifacts||3|
|POL-SCI 220||Introduction To Comparative Politics||3|