German (B.A.) (2003)

Administered by Department of Languages and Cultures

Effective Fall, 2003

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required for the major, beginning with German III (11.203). Students need German II (11.102) or the equivalent before entering the major sequence.

Students majoring in Education may elect an area of concentration in German. Students should consult their advisers in the Department of Languages and Cultures about course selection. It is recommended that courses in culture and civilization oral expression, literature, phonetics and foreign language in elementary school be taken to complete the area of concentration.

Area concentration in German is offered to Education majors, who should check with their adviser to develop a plan of study. Requirements for a major leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education are found in the section on Secondary Education. Students should inquire in the department about changes in the requirements.

Study Abroad in Jena, Germany - Bloomsburg University offers an exchange program with the Friedrich-Schiller-Universitšt 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.

Required Courses: (Students must receive a minimum grade of C in every course required for the major.)

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

Choose one of the following two courses:

20.311 Structure of the English Language
20.411 Modern Linguistics Theory

Students choose six credits minimum of electives by advisement. Students who are exempted from any of the above through credit by examination or equivalency or because they enter the sequence with a course above 11.203, substitute an equal number of credits from the electives by advisement.