Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

German (B.A.)

Administered by Department of Languages and Cultures

Effective Fall, 2009

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. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in German may be found at http://www.bloomu.edu/catalog/f2009/cops/sec_german.php

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:

11.203 German III
11.204 German IV
11.205 Applied Phonetics and Pronunciation
11.206 Structure of the German Language
11.207 Conversation: Daily Life and Customs
11.211 Culture and Civilization I
11.331 Selected Twentieth Century Writers
11.402 Contemporary Issues in the German Media
11.422 Masterpieces of German Literature

Students will choose 6 credits of electives by advisement to fulfill the requirement.

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.