GERMAN         

Program Coordinator: Bess Dawson                                                    Rebeccah_Dawson@georgetowncollege.edu

Note:

  • Please be certain to check placement requirements
  • 201 can satisfy both General Education requirements and major/minor requirements for French, German, and Spanish

 

Students who have successfully completed 200 level courses will not be allowed to take 100 level courses; nor will students who have successfully completed 300 or 400 level courses be allowed to take 100 level courses or 201. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the departmental chair. (This policy applies to students who have taken language courses at Georgetown or another college or university.)

Students with two years or more of German at the high school level desiring to continue in the same language must take the departmental placement exam.

 

Major in German

(B.A. degree) A total of thirty-three semester hours required. Thirty hours required in German above the 100 level, including 230, 310, 318/418, 319/419, 345/445, 365/465, 389/489, and 399/499 and including at least three 400-level courses. Allied requirement: HIS 343. Those seeking certification in teaching must also take GER 402 (for a total of 36 hours). Majors are expected to reach the Intermediate-High Level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B2.1 in accordance with CEF. All students pursuing a major in German are encouraged to study abroad in a German speaking country, but those who start with 101 must do so in order to complete the program within four years. This major in German is the traditional major for students for whom mastering the language is as important as studying the culture and literature of the German-speaking world.

It is the appropriate major for students who want to teach or go on to do graduate work in German or a related field.

 

Major in German Studies

(B.A. degree) A total of thirty-six semester hours required. Twenty-four hours required in German courses above the 100 level, including 230, 310, 318/418 or 319/419, 345/445, 389/489, 399/499, and including at least one 400-level course; six hours of German or European history courses from HIS 323, HIS 333, HIS 343; six hours of courses in related areas from the List of Approved Electives or by special approval of the program director. Courses used to satisfy other majors or minors cannot be counted. The course of studies offered with this major is designed for students who are interested in the German-speaking world and its culture but do not have the need to master the language actively beyond the intermediate-mid level.

It is the appropriate major for students interested and/or majoring in such related areas as history, political sciences, the arts, music, etc. who want to add a special expertise. It is also the appropriate major for those students who have not studied German before coming to GC and do not have the possibility to study abroad.

 

Minor

A total of eighteen semester hours required in German above the 100 level, including 230 and 310. Minors are expected to reach the Intermediate-Mid Level in accordance with ACTFL guidelines, B1.2 in accordance with CEF. GER 402 will not count towards the minor.

Major in German:

 Course schedule for a student starting in an odd year, e.g., fall 2013:

 

year 1

year 2

 

year 3

year 4

fall

2007

spring

2008

fall

2008

spring

2009

summer abroad

fall

2009

spring

2010

fall

2010

spring

2011

 
101102201230235,(340)310319/419 418
     399445465(489)
 
one allied course:His 356His 343 His 331His 333His 356His 343

Course schedule for a student starting in an even year, e.g., fall 2014:

year 1

year 2

 

year 3

year 4

fall

2008

spring

2009

fall

2009

spring

2010

summer

abroad

fall

2010

spring

2011

fall

2011

spring

2012

 
101102201230235,(340)310318/418 419
     365489499(445)
 
one allied course:His 331His 333 His 356His 343His 331His 333

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses (if starting with GER 101)

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted

First Year:

*GER 101 *GER 102 

Second Year:

*GER 201 GER 230 

Summer:

GER 235CompletedGER 335Completed

Third Year:

GER 301 GER 310 
GER 312 HIS 343 (even springs) 

Fourth Year:

GER 400-level Elective GER 420 
GER 400-level Elective   
*Denotes courses that meet General Education requirement

 

*updated 10/2013