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Foreign Languages and Cultures Degrees – German

Requirements for German Minor:

  • To fulfill requirements for a minor in German, a student must present a minimum of 16 hours of course work in one language area. 9 of these credits must be outside the sequence 101-102-203-204; 3 may be in a departmental course taught in English; 6 must be at the 300-400 level taught in German and 3 taken at WSU.
  • Completion of 101-102- 203 with a grade of C or better (or the equivalent in competence or advanced placement credit/test) to progress into 204.
  • Students with initial placement into 102 and get a B or better qualify for 4 Departmental Advanced Placement credits; students placing initially into 203 or above and getting a B or better qualify for 8 Departmental AP credits. A maximum of 8 AP credits are granted. Initial placement into courses higher than 204 may also qualify for AP credit; see instructor or department for more details.
  • No course in which a C- or lower grade is earned will be counted toward the minor.
  • Upper-division courses taken Pass/Fail may not be included for credit toward the minor.
  • No course may be repeated for credit toward the minor.
  • No course may count for both the major and the minor.
  • Credits for 105, 205, and 305 may not be applied toward the minor.

 

 

TEACHER – TRAINING PROGRAM

Students preparing to teach should consult the catalog listing of the Department of Teaching and Learning for certification requirements and for teaching majors and minors. Those who intend to major in foreign languages and education should begin the study of the major language in the first year and of the minor language, if any, not later than the beginning of the second year. Students are also required to take For L 340 and 440.

 

GERMAN REQUIREMENTS – Sample 4-Year Course of Study

(120 hours)

Students may earn some equivalent credit in approved study abroad programs.

Freshman Year

First Semester  Hours
Engl 101 (if necessary)  [W] (GER) 3
German 101 (if necessary), or higher (102, 203, or 204) 4
GenEd 110 [A] (GER) 3
One from For L 101, 110, 120, or 130 3
Elective1 3

Second Semester 

Hours
Biological Lab Science [B] (GER) 4
German 102 or higher (203 or 204) 4
German 105 1
GenEd 111 [A] (GER) 3
One from German 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, or 131 3

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
German 203 or higher (204) 4
German 205 1
Math 103 (if necessary) 3
Physical Lab Science [P] (GER) 4
Social Sciences [S, K] (GER) 3
Second Semester  Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER) 3
Communication Proficiency [C,W] (GER) 3
German 204 4
German 205 1
Math Proficiency (Math 210 rec) [N] (GER) 3

Junior Year

First Semester Hours
German 306 3
German 307 3
One from: German 310, 311, 320, 321, 350, 351, or 361 3
Intercultural Studies [I, G, K] (GER) 3
Elective1 (For L 340 if FL teaching major) 3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Second Semester Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
German 305 1
German 308 [M] 3
One from: German 310, 311, 320, 321, 350, 351, or 361 3
Science Elective [B], [P], or [Q] (GER) 4

Senior Year

First Semester Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
German 407 3
One from: German 450, 451, 452 [M] 3
Electives1 (For L 440 if FL teaching major) 6

Second Semester
Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
German 305 1
German 408 [M] 3
One from: German 450, 451, or 452 [M] 3
Tier III Course [T] (GER) 3
Elective1 3

 

1 Electives must be represented by a competence in a second foreign language up to and including 204; an approved university minor or a teaching minor; or a second major in another field.

 

 

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