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German (B.A.)

Administered by Department of Languages and Cultures

Effective Fall, 2010

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in German must declare majors in both German and Secondary Education (German) and complete the full German course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements.

Required Courses

A total of 33 semester hours is required for a major in German in addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in every course required for the major. Other than the General Education distribution requirements, the department does not restrict the choice of courses in this area. Students are encouraged to choose general education courses in consultation with their advisers. The balance of courses to meet the university's requirement for a bachelor's degree come from elective courses.

Required courses for the major include (27 credits):

11.203 German III

11.204 German IV

11.206 Structure of the German Language

11.207 Conversation: Daily Life and Customs

11.390 German Studies Abroad I 11.490 German Studies Abroad II

NOTE: Transfer of a minimum of 15 credits from the combined 11.390 and 11.490

Common Core (6 Credits):

16.200 Comparative Cultural Studies

16.400 Comparative Language Studies: History and Linguistics

Students will choose 6 credits of electives:

11.205 Applied Phonetics and Pronunciation

11.211 Culture and Civilization I

11.212 German Culture and Civilization II

11.281-9 Special Topics

11.290 German Studies Abroad

11.309 Commercial German

11.331 Selected Twentieth Century Writers

11.402 Contemporary Issues in the German Media

11.403 Workshop

11.420 Seminar: Mass Culture and High Culture

11.422 Masterpieces of German Literature

16.400 Studies Abroad

Education Majors

Students majoring in Secondary Education and German must declare a major in German and complete the full major sequence. Students majoring in early childhood education and elementary education may elect an area of concentration in German. Students should consult their advisers in the Department of Languages and Cultures about course selection. Students are required to take the methods course, 16.350 Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Research.

Study Abroad in Jena, Germany

Bloomsburg University offers an exchange program with the Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt in Jena, Germany. The Jena program is open to all Bloomsburg University students who have had at least two years of college German or the equivalent. Jena offers a broad range of courses for exchange students, such as German Language, Culture, Literature, Intercultural Business and Communication. Students are placed in courses after taking a placement test in Jena. The exchange usually takes place in spring semester. Students are encouraged to participate in their sophomore or junior years.