Mar 22, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog

German Studies, BA


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Required Credit Hours: 33


Core Requirements:


The German Studies concentration consists of 33 credits; 27 credits (nine courses) in German Studies plus 6 credits from outside the department (courses chosen in consultation with the Program Director). Of the courses taken in the German Studies Program, two may be taken in English. Students must also fulfill the major writing proficiency and major computing proficiency requirements, as defined below.

Required Courses: 7


  • GRMN 207 - Introduction to German Cultural Studies (3)
  • GRMN 320 - Modern German Literature 1750 to the Present (3)
  • One additional 300-level course in German
  • Two 400-level courses (excluding GRMN 412 "Teaching Practicum").  These may include independent research in German Studies (411, 491) or GRMN 495-496 (Honors). One of these 400-level courses must be taken at the College of William and Mary, and will usually fulfill the COLL 400 requirement.  German Studies majors and minor are strongly suggested to take Senior Seminar, GRMN 408, which is offered once a year, normally in the Spring semester.

  • Two courses (6 credits) from outside the department chosen in consultation with the Program Director.

Elective Courses:


  • 12 elective credits above  German 203, six credits of which (2 courses) may be in English (Courses currently taught in English include:  GRMN 220 , GRMN 287  , GRMN 312  GRMN 313 , or GRMN 387 ).

 

Major Writing Proficiency:


Students will fulfill the major writing proficiency requirement by receiving a C or higher in any 300- or 400-level German Studies course taught in German.

Major Computing Proficiency:


Students will fulfill the major computing proficiency requirement by successfully completing GRMN 207  and one 400-level course.

Majors are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for study abroad in a German-speaking country. Courses taken in study abroad programs can count toward major requirements.

The recommended sequence of courses for majors and for minors is indicated by the prerequisites given for each course. These prerequisites may be waived, however, provided the student receives consent to do so from the course instructor and the coordinator for German.

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