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German Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 27+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

GRMN 313

German Conversation (3) PR: GRMN 202 or 250 or placement

GRMN 314

German Composition and Grammar (3) PR: GRMN 202 or 250 or placement

Note: Native speakers or students who have already achieved a high level of oral proficiency (to be determined by an oral interview with the instructor) will not be given credit for this course(s). Another course(s) will be required at or above the 300-level to fulfill the degree requirement with the approval of the German Studies Director.

Select 18 credit hours from GRMN 300-level or higher:

GRMN 315

Advanced German Reading (3) PR: GRMN 202, 250, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 320

Special Assignment Abroad (3) PR: GRMN 202, 250, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 325

German Contemporary Issues (3) PR: GRMN 202, 250, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 326

German Media (3) PR: GRMN 202, 250, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 328

German Language Study Abroad (3) PR: GRMN 202, 250, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 329

Current Issues in Germany or the German-Speaking World (3) PR: GRMN 202, 250, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 330

Collateral Study (1-3) PR: GRMN 202, 250, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 331

German for Business (3) PR: One 300-level class, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 332

German in International Business (3) PR: One 300-level class, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 341

Advanced Grammar and Syntax (3) PR: One 300-level class, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 365

Introduction to Literature (3) PR: One 300-level class, placement or instructor permission

GRMN 390

Special Topics in German (3) PR: One 300-level class, placement or instructor permission

Select one 400-level course from the following:

GRMN 413

Advanced German Conversation (3) PR: One 300-level course or instructor permission

GRMN 424

German Civilization and Culture (3) PR: One 300-level course or instructor permission

GRMN 460

German Literary Heritage (3) PR: Two 300-level courses or instructor permission

GRMN 468

Studies in Modern German Literature (3) PR: One 300-level course or instructor permission

GRMN 472

Studies in German Cinema (3) PR: One 300-level course or instructor permission

GRMN 490

Special Topics in German (3) PR: One 300-level course or instructor permission

GRMN 496

Directed Reading (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

GRMN 498

Independent Study (1-3) PR: One 300-level course or instructor permission

HONS 499

Bachelor's Essay (6) PR: One 300-level class or instructor permission

Notes:

  • At least 15 credit hours in the major at the 200-level or above must be earned at the College of Charleston.
  • Majors in German are required to take a proficiency exam during their last year prior to graduation. Information about the nature of the exam and the schedule for each semester is available in the department and on its website.

German Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must complete both the German major and the foreign language education major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required foreign language education major courses.

After declaration of a major in German, students interested in teacher licensure in foreign language must meet with the director of licensure and clinical practice, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 843-953-5613. Students must take EDFS 201 during their sophomore year and apply for acceptance into this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. In addition to meeting with an assigned advisor in German, candidates in all languages must meet with Dr. Shawn Morrison, 404 J.C. Long Building, morrisonsh@cofc.edu, for additional information as soon as possible. Requirements include:

  • admission to and successful completion of the approved Teacher Education Program
  • passing score on PRAXIS II World Language Test in German
  • passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
  • a rating of Advanced Low in German on the official OPI test
  • and the successful completion of the content major in German, with its specific GPA requirements (see below).

In order to be admitted to the Clinical Internship (EDFS 460), candidates must have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of all German course requirements for the German major in Education*.
  • 2.50 GPA in German courses
  • 3.00 GPA in EDFS courses
  • 2.60 overall GPA
  • *The State of South Carolina requires 30 credit hours above the 202 level in a major for licensure.

When declaring teacher licensure in German through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Foreign Language Education" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the German major and follow the on-screen instructions.