Bachelor of Arts with a Major in German Language and Literature
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
|One of the following options:|
& GER 1006
|Intensive Beginning German I|
and Intensive Beginning German II
& GER 1002
|First-Year German I|
and First-Year German II
& GER 1004
|Second-Year German I|
and Second-Year German II
|Required courses in the major:|
& GER 2010
|Intermediate German I|
and Intermediate German II
& GER 2110
|Introduction to German Studies I|
and Introduction to German Studies II
|One of the following:|
& GER 2092
|Introduction to German Literature—in English I|
and Introduction to German Literature—in English II
& GER 2162
|German Culture—in English I|
and German Culture—in English II
|Two courses from the following:|
|GER 2111||Business German|
& GER 2162
|German Culture—in English I|
and German Culture—in English II (if not taken above)
|GER 2165||20th-Century German Literature—in English|
|GER 3181||History of German Cinema—in English|
|GER 3182||The Fairy Tale from the Grimms to Disney—in English|
|GER 3183||Berlin Before & After the Wall|
|GER 3184||German Thought - in English|
|GER 3185||Literary Voices and the Fascist Experience—in English|
|GER 3186||German Women Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries|
|GER 3187||German Cinema after 1945|
|GER 3188||The Lives of East Germans|
|Four from the following:|
|GER 4171||The Age of Goethe-in German|
|GER 4172||From Romanticism to Realism|
|GER 4173||Naturalism to Expressionism|
|GER 4174||Inside/Outside the Third Reich|
|GER 4175||Literature of two Germanies|
|GER 4176||Contemporary German Literature|
The general education curriculum of Columbian College engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that meaningfully enhance their analytical skills, that develop communication competencies, and that invite them to participate as responsible citizens, attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
Course work for the general education curriculum includes 24 credits of approved analytic courses in quantitative and scientific reasoning and in critical and creative thinking. Students engage diverse viewpoints by incorporating 3 credits of courses into that program that include global or cross-cultural perspectives and 3 credits that include local/civic engagement. Students must also demonstrate written and oral communication skills through 13 credits of approved course work.
The general education curriculum is a “living curriculum” and therefore will change from year to year. Courses added to the curriculum are generally available to students immediately after being approved; some are phased in as deemed appropriate. As such, it is essential that students consult with their professional academic advisors. The basic distribution of the curriculum follows.
Analysis—3 credits in mathematics or statistics (quantitative reasoning); 6 credits in natural and/or physical laboratory sciences (scientific reasoning); 6 credits in social sciences (quantitative, scientific, critical, or creative thinking); 6 credits in humanities (critical or creative thinking); 3 credits in art: visual, performing, critical, or historical practices (critical or creative thinking).
Perspective—3 credits that include a global or cross-cultural perspective; 3 credits that include local/civic engagement
Communication—4 credits in UW 1020 University Writing; 2 Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses; 3 credits in oral communication. Note: UW 1020 University Writing must be taken before enrolling in the WID courses, and the WID courses must be taken in separate semesters. One of the two WID courses may double count toward the Analysis and/or Perspective course work. The oral communication course may count toward the Analysis and/or Perspective requirements, or it may be met through major requirements.
Courses taken to fulfill any of the general education requirements may also be counted toward the major. With some exceptions made for transfer students, courses fulfilling these requirements must be completed in residence at the University. A full list of approved courses is maintained by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, a candidate for special honors must have attained a 3.5 grade-point average in the major and at least a 3.0 average overall. Students must apply for honors candidacy by the end of the first semester of the junior year, must attain speaking proficiency at the Advanced level, as measured by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, and must successfully complete an honors thesis (GER 4197 Senior Honors Thesis I–GER 4198 Senior Honors Thesis II).