2021-2022 University Catalog 
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German, B.A.

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There is no better way to internationalize your resume than to become fluent in a language and there’s no better way to demonstrate you interest in languages than to complement your studies with a major or minor in a foreign language!

With a German major, you will study the language and culture of Germany, a stalwart ally and friend to the US, the most populous country in Europe and the third largest exporter in the world!  With more than 25% of Ohioans claiming German heritage, German-Americans are the largest ethnic group in Ohio and are early founders of our own institution which once encompassed “German Wallace College.”

German courses are aimed at developing skills in the use of the German language, an appreciation of the literature of German-speaking countries, and an acquaintance with the cultures of these countries. Students majoring in German must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours beyond the 100-level courses. Certification to teach German is possible for students who also complete applicable requirements of the School of Education . Education majors planning to teach German are required to spend at least one academic semester or a total of 15 weeks abroad studying the language for which they seek licensure. Although we suggest spending the entire time in one extended visit, students may combine visits to reach the total as long as one visit is a minimum of eight weeks long. The program and projected plan of study should be approved by the student’s academic advisor in the Department of Foreign Languages  prior to enrolling in the program.

Minimum Credits Required: 33

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